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 Located just south of the airport in idyllic El Segundo, the Cambria Hotel LAX provides its guests with an oceanside sanctuary. Adam Lapetina, Travel + Leisure, "10 Affordable and Stylish Hotels in Los Angeles," 16 May 2020 This sturdy, generously proportioned fabric hammock provides an idyllic spot for a lazy afternoon with a book. Kathy Passero, al, "Ready for Memorial Day? From pools to picnics, 10 great items to help you celebrate the unofficial start of summer," 15 May 2020 Straub’s latest novel, All Adults Here, is set in the idyllic fictional town of Clapham... Maris Kreizman, WSJ, "Emma Straub on How Coronavirus Has Turned Contemporary Fiction Into Fantasy," 15 May 2020 Late July or early August could be the right time to take an exotic vacation and live out a fantasy -- perhaps something as idyllic as walking hand in hand with a love on the beach. oregonlive, "Horoscope for May 5, 2020: Libra, make a travel plan for later; Scorpio, stick with your position," 5 May 2020 Everyone's pretty pleased with themselves, but things don't stay idyllic for long when Ace wakes up. Jean Bentley,, "Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood Limited Series Binge Club: Episodes 1-7," 4 May 2020 Their most recent dispatches, posted to their 342,000 followers, showcase idyllic weather and suntans in Fiji, the Maldives and Japan. Sarah Frier,, "Instagram Versus Reality: Travel Influencers Gloss Over Coronavirus," 29 Apr. 2020 Images of beautiful people doing advanced yoga poses on rocky seawalls and windswept beaches may look idyllic. Popular Science, "Yoga accessories to help you practice smarter," 23 Apr. 2020 As previously glimpsed in filmic depictions of a post-apocalyptic world, aspects of this scenario have an idyllic quality: streets devoid of traffic and crowds. Geoff Dyer, The New Yorker, "Home Alone Together, in L.A.," 6 Apr. 2020

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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 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of idyllic

: very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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