- Any poem or short written piece composed in the style of w:Theocritus, Theocritus's short pastoral poems, the Idylls.
- An episode or series of events or circumstances of pastoral or rural simplicity, fit for an idyl; a carefree or lighthearted experience;
- (music) A composition, usually instrumental, of a pastoral or sentimental character, e.g. Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner.
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