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i·dyllalso i·dyl (īd′l)
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.
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 Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||idyl - a musical composition that evokes rural life|
|2.||idyl - a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life|
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
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