HALCYON DAYS


HALCYON DAYS
   days of peace, happiness, and prosperity, properly the seven days before and the seven after the winter Solstice, days of quiet, during which the halcyon, or kingfisher, is fabled to be breeding.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • halcyon days — plural noun A time of peace and happiness • • • Main Entry: ↑halcyon * * * halcyon days UK US noun [plural] mainly literary a period of time in the past that was happy and peaceful Thesaurus: pleasant situationssynonym * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • halcyon days — halcyon ,days noun plural MAINLY LITERARY a period of time in the past that was happy and peaceful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Halcyon days — For other uses, see Halcyon Days. The phrase Halcyon days is a literary commonplace in English language and culture, signifying ideals of prosperity, bonhomie , joy, liberation, or tranquility. Etymology The usage descended through Old English… …   Wikipedia

  • halcyon days — noun a) Period of calm during the winter, when storms do not occur. b) A period of calm, often nostalgic: “halcyon days of yore”, “halcyon days of youth” …   Wiktionary

  • halcyon days — /hælsiən ˈdeɪz/ (say halseeuhn dayz) plural noun 1. days of fine and calm weather about the winter solstice, when the halcyon was anciently believed to brood; especially the seven days before and as many after the winter solstice. 2. days of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • halcyon days — noun (plural) especially literary a time when you are very happy: She often recalled the halycon days of her youth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • halcyon days — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Henry VI Part 1 …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • halcyon days — n. time of happiness calmness and prosperity; two weeks of quiet weather in the winter solstice …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halcyon days — UK / US noun [plural] mainly literary a period of time in the past that was happy and peaceful …   English dictionary