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halcyon - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'halcyon' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Halcyon [ a.]
- Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice.
- Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy.
2 . Halcyon [ n.]
- A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia.

Meaning of 'halcyon' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . halcyon [ s]
Meaning (1):
- marked by peace and prosperity
Example in sentence:
  • a golden era;
  • the halcyon days of the clipper trade
Meaning (2):
- idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
Example in sentence:
  • a halcyon atmosphere