idyl definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of idyll.
    • A short poem; precisely, a quick pastoral poem; ; additionally, any poem, specially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and extremely done style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, in a choice of poetry or prose, of quick, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and stuff like that.
    • basically, a poem descriptive of rural scenes and occasions; a pastoral or outlying poem, like idyls of Theocritus, Goldsmith's “Deserted Village,” or Burns's “Cottar's Saturday Night”: applied also to longer poems of a descriptive and narrative character, as Tennyson's “Idylls regarding the King,” and also to prose compositions of similar purport addressed in a poetic design.
    • An episode, or a number of events or circumstances of pastoral or rural simplicity, complement an idyl.
    • In music, a composition, generally instrumental, of a pastoral or sentimental personality.
    • a brief poem descriptive of outlying or pastoral life
    • a musical structure that evokes rural life

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