Definitions for: Idyl






Webster (1913) Definition: I"dyl, n. [L. idyllium, Gr. ?, fr. ? form; literally, a
little form of image: cf. F. idylle. See Idol.]
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. [Written also
idyll.]

Wordsworth's solemn-thoughted idyl. --Mrs.
Browning.

His [Goldsmith's] lovely idyl of the Vicar's home. --F.
Harrison.

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