I"dyl (?), n. [L. idyllium, Gr. ?, fr. ? form; literally, a little form of image: cf. F. idylle. See Idol.] A short poem; properly, a short pastoral poem; as, the idyls of Theocritus; also, any poem, especially a narrative or descriptive poem, written in an eleveted and highly finished style; also, by extension, any artless and easily flowing description, either in poetry or prose, of simple, rustic life, of pastoral scenes, and the like. [Written also idyll.]

Wordsworth's solemn-thoughted idyl.
Mrs. Browning.

His [Goldsmith's] lovely idyl of the Vicar's home.
F. Harrison.