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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The Inquisition, the plague, and seemingly supernatural swarms of rats disrupt Amicia’s idyllic noble life of luxury, sending her on a quest to discover the source of the plague and its connection to her ailing little brother. Matthew Gault, Time, "The Best Video Games of 2019 (So Far)," 26 June 2019 From riding jet skis, to admiring idyllic sunsets, the power couple has been savoring some quiet time away from the craziness of festival season. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid & The Weeknd Avoid Coachella 2019 By Taking a Romantic Vacation Instead," 13 Apr. 2019 The idyllic island holds 25 Robinson Crusoe-style overwater villas and a massive new beach house outfitted with recycled materials and eco-friendly amenities. Katie Lockhart, National Geographic, "These luxury resorts want to save the Maldives," 5 Apr. 2019 And waking up at 5 a.m. and working your tail off behind a plow horse until dark isn’t my idea of an idyllic life. WSJ, "You Need a Lot of Money Not to Have to Work," 7 Sep. 2018 Puncak Rimba, a private resort in Bentong, was an idyllic home base for their weekend affair, which hosted 250 guests. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Love Story Behind Singer-Songwriter Yuna & Filmmaker Adam Sinclair's Wedding in the Malaysian Jungle," 19 June 2019 These suburbs, from the tract-home vastness of Orange County to the idyllic small towns of Marin, are leaving cities to shoulder the housing crunch alone. James Sutton, National Review, "The California Housing Crisis and the Problem with Local Control," 19 June 2019 She and Liliana began pasta-making classes in the idyllic courtyard, teaching how to create the local favorite, pici, by hand. Glenn Rifkin,, "How Italy’s agriturismo movement gave rise to The Isabella Experience," 18 June 2019 Explore idyllic white-sand beaches shaded by swaying palms and tropical vegetation. National Geographic, "Wild Costa Rica Escape: Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks," 17 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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