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 But just underneath that idyllic, carefree facade are strong signs that Mimi is struggling with some traumatic changes in her life and emotions that she's scarcely equipped to handle. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 29 Apr. 2022 Set in an idyllic waterfront town in the Pacific Northwest, the second chapter follows the rise and fall of an intense teenage friendship. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 22 Apr. 2022 Here's where to eat, stay, and play in Arosa, an idyllic mountain town in Switzerland. Todd Plummer, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 Defense attorneys for the father and son standing trial argued the men were simply protecting the neighborhood — and themselves — following a string of break-ins that rattled their idyllic, middle-class community. Bill Rankin, ajc, 6 Nov. 2021 On the way, the couple happen upon Elysium, an idyllic counterculture community, where money, careers and clothing are strictly optional. Travis Bean, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Though not as heavily touristed as some of the nation's other popular rural destinations, the Hocking Hills region is certainly one of the most idyllic in Ohio. Jared Ranahan, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2022 As recently as 2019, reports of the town’s 105 condos and 4,000 single-family homes suffering from inferior construction and material choices illustrate Celebration as less than idyllic; leaks, mold and lawsuits abound. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2022 But the tricks that won Anderson her second Olympic gold seem like quaint warmup skills compared to what Sunday’s medalists threw down on an idyllic, but cold morning about three hours northwest of Beijing. Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of idyllic

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Idyllic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idyllic. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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