fairy·​land | \ ˈfer-ē-ˌland How to pronounce fairyland (audio) \

Definition of fairyland

1 : the land of fairies
2 : a place of delicate beauty or magical charm

Examples of fairyland in a Sentence

a winter fairyland of snow-covered trees
Recent Examples on the Web Paul Clearfire, who moved there in 2003 after Beamer left Breitenbush under the control of a workers' cooperative, equated the retreat to a fairyland. Richard Read, oregonlive, "Inside the battle to save Breitenbush," 22 Sep. 2020 Through the wonkish lens that Levin and Ponnuru wished more conservatives would adopt, Catholic integralism is pure fancy, a flight through fairyland. Tanner Greer, National Review, "Learning the Wrong Lessons from Reform Conservatism," 17 Mar. 2020 These structures, when illuminated at dusk, turn the property into a fairyland and have been part of Mohonk from the beginning. Karl Zimmermann, Los Angeles Times, "Quaker twin brothers, a magical New York resort and why it mattered in Redlands," 3 Aug. 2019 The arc of this cheery, encouraging story will gratify any fairyland devotee who is struggling to master a new skill. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Tales Told in Many Tongues," 3 Jan. 2019 Highlights include fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden and a meeting with the Fairy Princess. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Women's club serves up beer, wine at Fair ...community events," 21 June 2018 Witches did these kinds of thing, and fairies or fairyland were quite often referenced in their trials. Longreads, "Fairy Scapegoats: A History of the Persecution of Changeling Children," 9 June 2018 That pain can transform the Communist past, with all its darkness, into a sort of fairyland, an impossibly good place. Sophie Pinkham, The New Republic, "Why have post-Soviet countries embraced populism and nostalgia?," 3 May 2018 Our Elite tester was a fairyland of infotainment distraction, where Apple and Android muses swam in abundant Bluetooth waters, where devices charged wirelessly, and where even the rear climate control can be managed by mobile app. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Honda Odyssey: The Gas-Powered Marital Aid," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of fairyland

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fairyland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairyland. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fairyland

in stories : a place where fairies live
: a beautiful or magical place


fairy·​land | \ ˈfer-ē-ˌland How to pronounce fairyland (audio) \

Kids Definition of fairyland

1 : an imaginary place where fairies live
2 : a beautiful or magical place

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