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 idyllic (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 While the setting is idyllic, its formation was actually caused by the Mexican military using the islands for target practice in the early 1900s. Michelle Stansbury, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Punta de Mita, Mexico," 3 Dec. 2020 Inside, her rituals continue in an idyllic setting. Paige Stables, Allure, "Interior Designer Justina Blakeney's Uncomplicated Approach to Beauty," 29 Mar. 2021 The weather is idyllic with low humidity and high temperatures. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "6 Destinations Everyone Is Visiting After Getting A COVID Vaccine," 23 Mar. 2021 The juxtaposition of modern sculpture and grazing sheep is idyllic—if occasionally jarring. Joshua Levine, Travel + Leisure, "Enjoy Pub Life, Sculpture Parks, and Classic Estates on a Scenic Trip Through Yorkshire, England," 7 Mar. 2021 And although Wellsbury seems to promise a picture-perfect idyllic life, there's plenty of salacious drama to be had. Jean Bentley,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Ginny & Georgia Season 1," 3 Mar. 2021 There is something idyllic about a sailboat gliding on the breeze. Jemima Sissons, Robb Report, "New Luxury Cruise Liners Will Be Powered by Giant Solid Sails," 22 Mar. 2021 Nestled in the foothills of Griffith Park in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles is the Cara, a 60-room boutique hotel that calls to mind an idyllic Mediterranean getaway. New York Times, "The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week," 18 Mar. 2021 This idyllic Santorini hotel offers 360-degree views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its position on a secluded hilltop in Imerovigli. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, "10 Hot New Hotels Opening In Greece," 17 Mar. 2021

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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 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of idyllic

: very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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