Halcyon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhælsɪən|  American pronunciation of the word halcyon
Brit.  |ˈhælsɪən|  British pronunciation of the word halcyon


- (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
- a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
- a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves


- idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
a halcyon atmosphere
- marked by peace and prosperity (syn: golden, prosperous)
the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Extra examples

...a halcyon era following the American Civil War...

...during those early halcyon years the company's potential for growth seemed unlimited...

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