idyl·​lic | \ī-ˈdi-lik, 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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Other Words from idyllic

idyllically \ī-​ˈdi-​li-​k(ə-​)lē, 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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Jen Hart often painted an idyllic picture of her blended family. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 1: Fear," 4 Dec. 2018 The idyllic set up of their luxury camping spot gave fans a sneak peek into their private vacation, along with the perfect humble brag hashtag of #Magical. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas Took Priyanka Chopra on His Favorite Getaway for a "Magical" Trip to the Mountains," 3 Sep. 2018 On this season's Disney's Fairy Tell Weddings, one couple celebrates their vow renewals in this idyllic spot on Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "6 Incredible Disney Wedding Venues Mickey and Minnie Could Only Dream Of," 14 June 2018 Nestled beneath the shade of a hulking, 80-foot-tall bay tree, whose roots extend to the creek that runs adjacent, the lumber yard occupies an idyllic spot, with striking views of Mount Tamalpais in the distance. Amanda M. Fairbanks, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mill Valley’s new shopping hub is a revamped lumber yard," 17 May 2018 The life of a tree-sitter, by contrast, is idyllic. Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic, "The Novel That Asks, ‘What Went Wrong With Mankind?’," 11 May 2018 But our idyllic deflowering fantasies rarely came to fruition. Karley Sciortino, Vogue, "Is There a “Right” Way to Lose Your Virginity?," 19 Oct. 2018 In the video, meteorologist Stephanie Abrams starts out in an idyllic forest. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Weather Channel continues its terrifying mixed reality campaign with wildfire segment," 18 Oct. 2018 The idyllic Colorado mountain town of Telluride has a current average price per square foot of $717. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This affordable housing complex is a model for pricey ski towns," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of idyllic

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of idyllic was in 1856

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English Language Learners Definition of idyllic

: very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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