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i·dyll

also i·dyl  (īd′l)
n.
1.
a. A short poem or prose piece depicting a rural or pastoral scene, usually in idealized terms.
b. A narrative poem treating an epic or romantic theme.
2. A scene or event of a simple and tranquil nature.
3.
a. A carefree episode or experience: a summer idyll on the coast of France.
b. A romantic interlude.

[Latin īdyllium, from Greek eidullion, diminutive of eidos, form, figure; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

idyll

(ˈɪdɪl) or

idyl

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a poem or prose work describing an idealized rural life, pastoral scenes, etc
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any simple narrative or descriptive piece in poetry or prose
3. a charming or picturesque scene or event
4. (Classical Music) a piece of music with a calm or pastoral character
[C17: from Latin īdyllium, from Greek eidullion, from eidos shape, (literary) form]

i•dyll

or i•dyl

(ˈaɪd l)

n.
1. a poem or prose composition describing pastoral scenes or events or any charmingly simple episode or picturesque scene.
2. material suitable for such a work.
3. a long narrative poem on a major theme: Tennyson's Idylls of the King.
4. an episode or scene of idyllic charm.
5. a brief romantic affair.
[1595–1605; < Latin īdyllium < Greek eidýllion short pastoral poem]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idyll - an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll
episode - a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
2.idyll - a musical composition that evokes rural lifeidyll - a musical composition that evokes rural life
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
3.idyll - a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)

idyll

noun heaven, ideal, paradise, Eden, Utopia, perfect place, Garden of Eden, Shangri-la, Happy Valley, seventh heaven, Erewhon This town was not the rural idyll she had imagined.
Translations
idylaselanka
idyl
idila

idyll

[ˈɪdɪl] Nidilio m

idyll

[ˈɪdəl] idyl (US) n
(= romance) → idylle f
Though they still talked a lot, Harry felt that their idyll was drawing to an end → Ils se parlaient toujours beaucoup mais Harry sentait bien que leur idylle touchait à sa fin.
(= idealized place) a rural idyll → une idylle bucolique

idyll

n
(Liter) → Idylle f
(fig)Idyll nt

idyll

[ˈɪdɪl] nidillio
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