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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Inside the shelter hangs a painting of an idyllic house nestled in tranquil woodland. Madeline Roache / Puhoi, Time, "'You’re Not a Person if You Don’t Drink.' How This Tiny European Country Developed the World's Worst Drinking Problem," 29 Aug. 2019 Travelers looking to experience more than just the island’s idyllic beaches can opt for more adventurous activities including sailing, kayaking, horseback riding, ATV tours, or zip-lining, to name a few. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "8 Last Minute Labor Day Destinations You Can Still Book Today," 29 Aug. 2019 The murders on Koh Tao -- an idyllic island popular with divers -- drew intense media attention from across the world. Helen Regan And Angie Puranasamriddhi, CNN, "Thailand's Supreme Court upholds death penalty for men convicted of murdering British backpackers," 29 Aug. 2019 An idyllic temperature in the low 70s to replicate Saturday’s predicted game-time conditions at Stanford Stadium. Teddy Greenstein,, "6 things to know about Northwestern’s opener at Stanford, starting with the big question: Will it be Hunter Johnson or TJ Green at QB?," 27 Aug. 2019 The idyllic Southern California region seems to be experiencing a wave of pro-Nazi sentiment in its high schools. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Business Needs a New Perspective: raceAhead," 26 Aug. 2019 Their life is ridiculous and, in its cockeyed way, idyllic. ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ Where: Showtime When: 10 and 10:45 p.m. Los Angeles Times, "‘Florida Man’ is so over. On TV, Florida women are having their day," 23 Aug. 2019 Chrissy is gorgeous, the setting is gorgeous, everything is pretty much idyllic. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen's Latest Instagram Post Proves She Has No Time for Body Shaming," 13 Aug. 2019 That idyllic present is out of reach, in part, season 3 suggests, because the enemy in the ‘80s was never really the communists. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "In season 3, Stranger Things’ celebration of ’80s pop culture becomes a political ideology," 8 July 2019

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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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