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idyll definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll
2: a musical composition that evokes rural life [syn: pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idyl]
3: a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life [syn: eclogue, bucolic, idyll, idyl]

Merriam Webster's

also idyl noun Etymology: Latin idyllium, from Greek eidyllion, from diminutive of eidos form; akin to Greek idein to see more at wit Date: 1586 1. a. a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment b. a narrative poem (as Tennyson's Idylls of the King) treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme 2. a. a lighthearted carefree episode that is a fit subject for an idyll b. a romantic interlude

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also idyl) 1 a short description in verse or prose of a picturesque scene or incident, esp. in rustic life. 2 an episode suitable for such treatment, usu. a love-story. Derivatives: idyllist n. idyllize v.tr. (also -ise). Etymology: L idyllium f. Gk eidullion, dimin. of eidos form

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Idyl I"dyl, n. [L. idyllium, Gr. ?, fr. ? form; literally, a little form of image: cf. F. idylle. See Idol.] A short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like. [Written also idyll.] Wordsworth's solemn-thoughted idyl. --Mrs. Browning. His [Goldsmith's] lovely idyl of the Vicar's home. --F. Harrison.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(idylls) Note: in AM, also use 'idyl' If you describe a situation as an idyll, you mean that it is idyllic. She finds that the sleepy town she moves to isn't the rural idyll she imagined... N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

English sonnet, Horatian ode, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, alba, anacreontic, balada, ballad, ballade, bucolic, canso, chanson, clerihew, dirge, dithyramb, eclogue, elegy, epic, epigram, epithalamium, epode, epopee, epopoeia, epos, georgic, ghazel, haiku, jingle, limerick, lyric, madrigal, monody, narrative poem, nursery rhyme, ode, palinode, pastoral, pastoral elegy, pastorela, pastourelle, poem, prothalamium, rhyme, rondeau, rondel, roundel, roundelay, satire, sestina, sloka, song, sonnet, sonnet sequence, tanka, tenso, tenzone, threnody, triolet, troubadour poem, verse, verselet, versicle, villanelle, virelay



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