idyllic

[ahy-dil-ik]

adjective

suitable for or suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple or rustic: his idyllic life in Tahiti.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an idyll.

Nearby words

  1. idu,
  2. idumaea,
  3. idun,
  4. idyl,
  5. idyll,
  6. idyllist,
  7. idylls of the king, the,
  8. idée fixe,
  9. idée reçue,
  10. ie

Origin of idyllic

First recorded in 1855–60; idyll + -ic

Related formsi·dyl·li·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·dyl·lic, adjectivenon·i·dyl·li·cal·ly, adverbun·i·dyl·lic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for idyllic

idyllic

adjective

of or relating to an idyll
charming; picturesque
Derived Formsidyllically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for idyllic

idyllic

adj.

"full of natural, simple charm," 1831, literally "suitable for an idyll" (late 18c. in sense "pertaining to an idyll"); from idyll + -ic.

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