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Definition of "sylvan" [syl•van]

  • Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions. (adjective)
  • Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest. (adjective)
  • Abounding in trees; wooded. (adjective)
  • One that lives in or frequents the woods. (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 "sylvan" in a sentence
  • "One fine evening Borrow hired a calash and drove out to Marina Rotze, "a kind of sylvan garden," about one and a half miles out of Moscow, where this particular class of Romanys resorted."
  • "He hurriedly explained to the others that Pocahontas was evidently intending to do them special honour in welcoming them with some kind of sylvan masque."
  • "The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some kind of sylvan spectacle."