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cloud-cuckoo-land

[kloud-koo-koo-land, -koo k-oo-]
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noun
  1. an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland: the cloud-cuckoo-land of technicolor cartoon whimsy.

Origin of cloud-cuckoo-land

1815–25; translation of Greek Nephelokokkȳgía, the realm which separates the gods from mankind in Aristophanes' The Birds
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Historical Examples

  • Canterbury came down from the "cloud-cuckoo-land" in which Selwyn twitted her with dwelling.

    A History of the English Church in New Zealand

    Henry Thomas Purchas


British Dictionary definitions for cloud-cuckoo-land

cloud-cuckoo-land

cloudland

noun
  1. a realm of fantasy, dreams, or impractical notions
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