[ kloud-koo-koo-land, -koo k-oo- ]
/ ˈklaʊdˌku kuˌlænd, -ˌkʊk u- /
an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland: the cloud-cuckoo-land of technicolor cartoon whimsy.
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Origin of cloud-cuckoo-land
1815–25; translation of Greek Nephelokokkȳgía, the realm which separates the gods from mankind in Aristophanes' The Birds
Words nearby cloud-cuckoo-land
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Example sentences from the Web for cloud-cuckoo-land
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
/ (ˈklaʊdˌlænd) /
a realm of fantasy, dreams, or impractical notions
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