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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)

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.

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."