Idyl 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}.] [1913 Webster]

Wordsworth's solemn-thoughted idyl. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

His [Goldsmith's] lovely idyl of the Vicar's home. --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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