Shangri-la [ shang-gr uh-lah, shang-gr uh- lah] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an imaginary paradise on earth, especially a remote and exotic utopia. a faraway haven or hideaway of idyllic beauty and tranquility. Origin of Shangri-la
after the fictional Tibetan land of eternal youth in the novel
The Lost Horizon (1933) by James Hilton
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C20: from the name of an imaginary valley in the Himalayas, from
Lost Horizon (1933), a novel by James Hilton
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A fictional land of peace and perpetual youth; the setting for the 1933
novel Lost Horizon by the English author James Hilton, but probably best known from the movie versions. Shangri-La is supposedly in the mountains of Tibet. Note
A “Shangri-La,” by extension, is an ideal refuge from the troubles of the world.
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