Definition of idyll noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪdɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪdl//
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  1. 1(literary) a happy and peaceful place, event or experience, especially one connected with the countryside See related entries: Happiness
  2. 2a short poem or other piece of writing that describes a peaceful and happy scene
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the Latin form): from Latin idyllium, from Greek eidullion, diminutive of eidos ‘form, picture’.
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