halcyon halcyon  /ˈhæl si ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by peace and prosperity
  2. (adj) idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
  3. (n) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
  4. (n) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
  5. (n) a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves

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Usage(s):

  1. As the economy nosedives, Reagan's men have their work cut out for them It was not exactly a halcyon time for Cabinet making, as the Soviet shadow grew longer over.
  2. The Fort Lauderdale-set film spread the tale of collegiate men and women voyaging to the halcyon shores of Florida to find fun, sun and maybe even true love far and wide.
  3. In today's media environment, there are two ways broadcast networks can draw a big audience, as they did in the halcyon precable days.

News

  1. Exploring Super Mario 3D World with Its Development Team

    The next big Mario game from Nintendo unveiled at E3 this week for Wii U turned out not to be (strictly) a Mario game at all: Super Mario 3D World reaches back to the Nintendo Entertainment System’s halcyon days, when we were smitten with a little something called Super Mario Bros. 2. Super Mario 3D World supports up to four players at once, handing you control of Mario, Luigi, Toad and even the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Techland

  2. MTV Music Videos To Air Just This Once On July 4

    MTV’s “music videos” focus seems to have gone on a steady decline beginning with The Real World in the 90s, and while the halcyon days of Beavis And Butthead briefly graced the network last year, another throwback is coming to MTV — music videos themselves, but just for a day. MTV music videos were, back in the [...] MTV Music Videos To Air Just This Once On July 4 is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Album review: Smith Westerns' 'Soft Will'

    ??? If you thought these kids took a big T. Rex turn with their last LP, prepare yourself for total liftoff into the dreamy, halcyon heavens of the 1970s. A complete break from their punk roots, this record rolls out like feathered, golden locks in slo-mo and zero gravity. Unquestionably, this glam baby is luxe and beautiful (especially the epic teenage swoons of “Fool Proof” and “Varsity”). But ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

Quotes

  1. "We knew the halcyon days would end," Bill Ford told reporters in April.
    on Jun 14, 2005 By: Bill Ford Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Intensifying pressure intended to persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear program, Rep. Tom Lantos, chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said "the halcyon days for the oil industry are over."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Tom Lantos Source: Washington Post

  3. "The Fed is going to have to work hard, for a long period, to regain the public confidence of the sort it enjoyed during the halcyon days when everything was going so swimmingly," said Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political...
    on Jan 28, 2010 By: Barry Eichengreen Source: New York Times

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