[ ahy-dil-ik ]
/ aɪˈdɪl ɪk /


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for idyllic


/ (ɪˈdɪlɪk, aɪ-) /


of or relating to an idyll
charming; picturesque
Derived Formsidyllically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for idyllic



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper