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