idyl idyl

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a musical composition that evokes rural life
  2. (n) a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

Usage(s):

  1. The fact is that beneath this suburban idyl, Updike's couples are caught up in a black mass of community sex.
  2. To his amazement he falls in love with the girl, and for a year they live a garret idyl in Calcutta.
  3. For Grenada, election day 1984 dawned as a tropical idyl: clear skies and sunshine, with brief spells of rain to break the sultry Caribbean heat.
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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /