|Main Entry: idyll
Variant(s): also idyl (\\\'i- dil)
Etymology: Latin idyllium, from Greek eidyllion.
1 a : a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment b : a narrative poem, treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme
2 a : a lighthearted carefree episode that is a fit subject for an idyll b : a romantic or playful interlude. |