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halcyon

noun

1 Halcyon

Greek mythology A woman who was turned into a kingfisher.

synonym: Alcyone.



2 Halcyon

A large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World.

synonym: genus Halcyon.

3 halcyon

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.

adjective

1 halcyon

Idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity.

Roget 174: moderate; lenient etc. 740; gentle, mild, mellow; cool, sober, temperate, reasonable, measured; tempered etc. ... show more

Roget 829: causing pleasure etc. v.; laetificant; pleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurable; agreeable; grateful, gratifying; leef, lief, acceptable; ... show more

Roget 721: pacific; peaceable, peaceful; calm, tranquil, untroubled, halcyon; bloodless; neutral.    dovish

Polish: błogi, rozkoszny

2 halcyon

Marked by peace and prosperity:
— The halcyon days of the clipper trade.

synonyms: golden, prosperous.

Roget 734: prosperous; thriving etc. v.; in a fair way, buoyant; well off, well to do, well to do in the world; set up, at one's ease; rich etc. 803; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Saturnian, at peace, at rest, balmy, bloodless, blooming, blossoming, booming, bright, calm, clear, cloistered, concordant, cool, dwindling, ebbing, even-tenored, exuberant, fair, fat ... show more.

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