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English adjective: halcyon

1. halcyon idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity

SamplesA halcyon atmosphere.

Similarpeaceable, peaceful


2. halcyon marked by peace and prosperity

SamplesA golden era.
The halcyon days of the clipper trade.

Synonymsgolden, prosperous



English noun: Halcyon

1. Halcyon (person) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher


Instance hypernymmythical being

Domain categoryGreek mythology

2. Halcyon (animal) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World

Synonymsgenus Halcyon

Broader (hypernym)bird genus

Member meronymAlcedinidae, family Alcedinidae

3. halcyon (animal) a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves

Broader (hypernym)mythical being

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