idyllic

adjective
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

Other Words from idyllic

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 The setting is idyllic, with healing waters and the natural beauty of Italy's Appenine mountains as a backdrop. CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 Meares said there were all sorts of ways her life and growing up in Springfield were idyllic. Steven Spearie, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2022 At the same time, frothier pastel tones are idyllic for any spring celebration, whether a small-scale wedding set in a secret garden or a grand event in the lush grounds surrounding a historical monument. Laura Lajiness Kaupke, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2022 Growing up in Dana Point in the mid-’70s was an idyllic childhood. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2022 Its old, iconic buildings are idyllic, and its gastronomical traditions and history divine. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Feb. 2022 But why does your home have to be so idyllic, overlooking a harbor, a brook, and a valley somehow simultaneously? Weike Wang, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 The calm azure water and white-sand beaches of Taketomi wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean, but this idyllic destination actually belongs to the Yaeyama Archipelago, an island chain located between Okinawa and Taiwan. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Boasting volcanic mountains with lush green cliffs and inspiring waterfalls, Moorea is an idyllic destination for travelers looking for active and outdoor adventures. Rachel King, Fortune, 18 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of idyllic

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Idyllic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idyllic. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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