- (n.) A short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like.
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Definition for: IDLY
- (adv.) In a idle manner; ineffectually; vainly; lazily; carelessly; (Obs.) foolishly.