idyl·​lic ī-ˈdi-lik How to pronounce idyllic (audio)
 chiefly British  i-
: pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity
: of, relating to, or being an idyll
ī-ˈdi-li-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce idyllic (audio)
 chiefly British  i-

Examples of idyllic in a Sentence

He had an idyllic childhood. an idyllic retreat in the countryside
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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of idyllic was in 1856

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“Idyllic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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idyl·​lic ī-ˈdil-ik How to pronounce idyllic (audio)
: simple and charming
an idyllic little town

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