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Definition of "bucolic" []

  • Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural. (adjective)
  • Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral. (adjective)
  • A pastoral poem. (noun)
  • A farmer or shepherd; a rustic. (noun)
  • Of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to shepherds; pastoral (adjective)
  • A pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue (noun)
  • A rustic; farmer or shepherd (noun)

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Use "bucolic" in a sentence
  • "I tallied up my day spent basking in bucolic bliss ... and realized how it all added up to good business!"
  • "We had a perfect ceremony on a covered bridge in bucolic upstate New York, which was followed by a fun and lively reception filled with the best of friends and — of course — Long Island wines."
  • "The setup is simplicity itself: a small 19th century village tries to live in bucolic harmony and peace, while the surrounding woods bristle with unseen creatures."