The definition of an idyll is a short story or poem about simple or rural life.(noun)
An example of an idyll is Hermann and Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
See idyll in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L idyllium < Gr eidyllion, dim. of eidos, a form, figure, image: see -oid
See idyll in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin īdyllium
Origin: , from Greek eidullion
Origin: , diminutive of eidos, form, figure; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
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