idyl·​lic | \ ī-ˈdi-lik How to pronounce idyllic (audio) , chiefly British i-\

Definition of idyllic

1 : pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity
2 : of, relating to, or being an idyll

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idyllically \ ī-​ˈdi-​li-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce idyllically (audio) , chiefly British  i-​ \ adverb

Examples of idyllic in a Sentence

He had an idyllic childhood. an idyllic retreat in the countryside

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However, most scientists see such an idyllic scenario as unlikely. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Has Fundamentally Weakened The Great Barrier Reef," 4 Apr. 2019 On Friday evening, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld hosted the rehearsal dinner at their idyllic home in East Hampton, then the couple’s ceremony was held on Saturday at Paltrow’s house nearby. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "A First Look at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wedding Dress," 2 Nov. 2018 It would be spent at Fairgreen Farm, the idyllic childhood home of her husband, artist Christopher Brooks, near Stow. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "The Onetime Barneys Fashion Director Setting Up Shop in the English Countryside," 27 May 2018 The story of Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum), an enthusiastic yeti who lives an idyllic life in his Himalayan mountain-top village, unfolds beat for beat in the most predictable way. Brent Mcknight, The Seattle Times, "‘Smallfoot’: Cute animated adventure walks a predictable path," 25 Sep. 2018 In 2016, Hampi’s welcomed its first luxury hotel, Evolve Back Kamalapura Palace, a vast and idyllic complex with 46 atmospheric rooms and suites inspired by the medieval kingdom. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Visiting Hampi, an Historic Region of Southern India That's Free of Tourists...For Now," 1 Aug. 2018 When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. Detroit Free Press, "New movies: 'Skyscraper,' 'Hotel Transylvania 3'," 11 July 2018 Sitting cozy on the coast of northern California, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a town as sweet and idyllic as its name. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "There Is a Magical Little Town In California Where the Homes Look Like Storybook Cottages," 7 Dec. 2016 Set in idyllic and magnificent Marin County, California, this 75-foot-long lap pool, designed by landscape architect Bernard Trainor is stunning against the native grassland. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "9 One-Of-A-Kind Backyards," 15 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of idyllic

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of idyllic

: very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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