Origin of idyll
Examples from the Web for idyll
The Rambagh seems to effortlessly have the sense of a refuge and idyll that luxury hotels the world over try so hard to conjure.
One of his most famous poems is the Mosella (Idyll X), a description of the river and its fish.Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II|Henry Vaughan
But instead of doing so he turned away from the idyll and descended the stairs as stealthily as he could.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
This poem seems a distinct attempt to make of the sickly furniture of the idyll a vehicle for the teaching of religious truth.Essays|Arthur Christopher Benson
British Dictionary definitions for idyll
sometimes US idyl
Word Origin for idyll
Word Origin and History for idyll
also idyl, c.1600, "picturesque pastoral poem," from Latin idyllium, from Greek eidyllion "short, descriptive poem, usually of rustic or pastoral type," literally "a little picture," diminutive of eidos "form" (see -oid).