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fairyland

[fair-ee-land] /ˈfɛər iˌlænd/
noun
1.
the imaginary realm of fairies.
2.
any enchantingly beautiful region.
Origin of fairyland
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; fairy + land
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  • Mr. Burke, don't you know from what county of fairyland Helen hails?

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • They made answer that it was the palace of the King of fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Everything in this part of fairyland was lovely, but it was always cloudy.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Then he made off and reported again to his playmates in fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • In fact, these famous pigs were a present from the King of fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • It turned out that the stranger was Arawn, a king in fairyland.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • I can,” said the page, “and I will if you promise me that you will not try to cross the borders of fairyland.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • I lured him here hoping that in the delights of fairyland he might forget you.

    Irish Fairy Tales Edmond Leamy
  • There is quiet for five minutes, and Paul is back in fairyland.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for fairyland

fairyland

/ˈfɛərɪˌlænd/
noun
1.
the imaginary domain of the fairies; an enchanted or wonderful place
2.
a fantasy world, esp one resulting from a person's wild imaginings
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Word Origin and History for fairyland
n.

1580s, from fairy + land (n.).

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