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 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 Her work took a darker tone in later years, as even idyllic Klickitat Street, where kids were allowed to play and walk to school without parental supervision, became the scene of anxiety, loneliness and a feeling of helplessness. Washington Post, "Beverly Cleary, beloved author who chronicled schoolyard scrapes and feisty kids, dies at 104," 26 Mar. 2021 In the backyard behind this historic Spanish Colonial home, the patio surrounds a pool and there’s a particularly idyllic feature: a gazebo. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Here comes the sun: 5 luxury homes’ outdoor spaces that are ideal for springtime living in North Texas," 26 Mar. 2021 On the other side is pure, candy-colored bliss: an idyllic home, big slices of pie to tuck into, a comfy kids’ bed to fall asleep in, and lots of yellow tones like her dress. Rose Maura Lorre, Vulture, "Behind Her Eyes Recap: What’s Behind Door #1?," 18 Feb. 2021 The idyllic San Francisco home that was used for exterior shots in the 1987 TV show Full House (and its more-recent reboot Fuller House) sold to new owners in October, according to TMZ. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "The San Francisco Home From 'Full House' Sold for $5 Million," 10 Nov. 2020 While the setting is idyllic, its formation was actually caused by the Mexican military using the islands for target practice in the early 1900s. Michelle Stansbury, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Punta de Mita, Mexico," 3 Dec. 2020 Inside, her rituals continue in an idyllic setting. Paige Stables, Allure, "Interior Designer Justina Blakeney's Uncomplicated Approach to Beauty," 29 Mar. 2021 The weather is idyllic with low humidity and high temperatures. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "6 Destinations Everyone Is Visiting After Getting A COVID Vaccine," 23 Mar. 2021 The juxtaposition of modern sculpture and grazing sheep is idyllic—if occasionally jarring. Joshua Levine, Travel + Leisure, "Enjoy Pub Life, Sculpture Parks, and Classic Estates on a Scenic Trip Through Yorkshire, England," 7 Mar. 2021

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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 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of idyllic

: very peaceful, happy, and enjoyable

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