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English adjective: halcyon

1. halcyon idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity


SamplesA halcyon atmosphere.


Similarpeaceable, peaceful


Antonymsunpeaceful

2. halcyon marked by peace and prosperity


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


Synonymsgolden, prosperous


Similarhappy


Antonymsunhappy


English noun: Halcyon

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


SynonymsAlcyone


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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