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idyllic

[ ahy-dil-ik ]
/ aɪˈdɪl ɪk /
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adjective
(of a setting or event) suitable for or suggestive of pastoral literature or art, which portrays an idealized scene of peace, charm, and rustic simplicity: You won't find a more idyllic spot for a wedding.
relating to or characteristic of an idyll, a mode of literature or art which portrays an idealized rustic life of peace, charm, and simplicity:The painting’s every detail fulfills the idyllic trope of a bounteous natural world freely offering itself.

OTHER WORDS FOR idyllic

1 unspoiled, sylvan, pastoral, arcadian.
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Origin of idyllic

First recorded in 1855–60; idyll + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM idyllic

i·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
/ (ɪˈdɪlɪk, aɪ-) /

adjective
of or relating to an idyll
charming; picturesque

Derived forms of idyllic

idyllically, adverb
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