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