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Elysian

[ ih-lizh-uhn, ih-lee-zhuhn ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling Elysium.
  2. blissful; delightful.


Elysian

/ ɪˈlɪzɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Elysium
  2. literary.
    delightful; glorious; blissful


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Elysian1

First recorded in 1570–80; Elysi(um) + -an

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Example Sentences

So in the Elysian field, to the solemn strains of Gluck's melodies, move without grief or bliss the graceful shades.

The misletoe is supposed to be the golden bough which Æneas made use of, to introduce himself to the Elysian regions.

Juno had taken them, while they slept, to the Elysian Fields to enjoy an eternity of bliss as a reward for their devotion.

"That was a horrible question of yours," she shivered, as if the breeze blowing over the gardens from the Elysian sea chilled her.

Proletarians for the most part wish, chinch-bug fashion, to crawl into the Elysian fields now occupied by the hated capitalists.

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ElyséeElysian Fields