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
Recent Examples on the Web Sleep late, tend to the garden, visit the beach, pay taxes to Tom Nook … OK, some parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons are undoubtedly going to be more idyllic than others. Julie Muncy, Wired, "The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020," 11 Jan. 2020 An idyllic lakeside village surrounded by lush mountains, Hallstatt does closely resemble Arendelle. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Too Many Frozen Fans Are Visiting This Small Austrian Village That Looks Like Arendelle," 22 Jan. 2020 The British public imagine it, wrongly, as idyllic pasture where horses drink from streams. The Economist, "Politicians are finally doing something about housing shortages," 16 Jan. 2020 Baros was one of the first luxury resorts to open there in 1973, long before the idyllic atolls were a global tourist destination. Vogue, "Want a Valentine’s Day Getaway? This Is the Most Romantic Resort in the World," 2 Jan. 2020 The first scene, perhaps the most thoughtful in the entire film, opens in an idyllic green meadow, Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) savoring one last moment of stillness. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to Watch (and Skip) in Theaters and on Netflix This Weekend," 27 Dec. 2019 There's no shortage of idyllic landscape views from Monsarez, but be sure to peruse the walls of the village's castle, an addition to the village that dates back to 1310. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Exploring Alentejo, Portugal's Best-Kept Secret," 23 Dec. 2019 Seychelles Average winter temperatures: High of 87 degrees, low of 76 degrees Giant tortoises, coconut crabs, and black parrots claim this idyllic archipelago as home, due north of Madagascar. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Warm Winter Vacations in Places That Never Get Cold," 19 Dec. 2019 That saw a dip in visits to its idyllic beaches, reducing its GDP by 25% in the wake of the storm, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Jeremy Hodges,, "Paradise Destinations Say It's Time to Pay Up for Climate," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of idyllic

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Idyllic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of idyllic

: very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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