"idyl" Definition

  1. n. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 48426 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "idyl": 2
Words that end with "idyl": 2
Words that contain "idyl": 3
Next words in dictionary: idyllic, ies, if, ifere, igasuric
Previous words in dictionary: idumean, idrialite, idrialine, idorgan, idoneous

English Dictionary Definition of idyl

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