bucolic bucolic  /bju ˈkɑ lɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic
  2. (n) a country person
  3. (n) a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
  4. (adj) relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle

Usage(s):

  1. The movie opens with a family gathering in a bucolic setting.
  2. During his cycling trip he went through many villages but none with such bucolic splendour as Malgudi.
  3. The architect said that his bucolic design has been inspired by his early rural childhood.

News

  1. Roycroft Chamber Music Festival continues

    Nancy McFarland Gaub performs in the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival. The Roycroft Chamber Music Festival is in full swing, with chamber music pouring out this weekend over the bucolic streets of East Aurora.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  2. In Colombia, A Town Badly Scarred By Wartime Rape

    El Placer is a remote hamlet deep in southern Colombia, on the edge of the Amazon. Founded half a century ago by farmers who found it fertile and bucolic, its name means "The Pleasure." But for women and girls in El Placer who suffered years of sexual assaults after an illegal armed group stormed in, the name is only associated with unspeakable violence and murder. Brigitte Carreño, 25, is among ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

Quotes

  1. "Some people think that because of the bucolic background Green Acres is corny," Albert told an interviewer in 1970. "But we get away with some of the most incredible lines on television."
    on May 27, 2005 By: Eddie Albert Source: USA Today

  2. "You look on packages of meat, eggs or dairy and you see images of bucolic pastures or nice red barns implying that the products came from animals who were raised on Old McDonald's Farm," Shapiro said. "Nothing could be further from the...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Paul Shapiro Source: Kansas City Star

  3. But he used "more bucolic, outdoor images" than his urban peers, Marcovicci says.
    on Nov 2, 2009 By: Andrea Marcovicci Source: USA Today

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