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Definition 1: a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for halcyon in the sense of this definition

(halcyon is a kind of ...) a genus of birds

(... is a member of halcyon) kingfishers

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting animal]

(halcyon is a kind of ...) an imaginary being of myth or fable

Definition 3: (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for halcyon in the sense of this definition

(halcyon is an instance of ...) an imaginary being of myth or fable

(halcyon belongs to category ...) the mythology of the ancient Greeks

Definition 4: marked by peace and prosperity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where halcyon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a golden era
  • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Synonyms for halcyon in the sense of this definition

(halcyon is similar to ...) enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

"a happy smile" "spent many happy days on the beach" "a happy marriage"

Definition 5: idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where halcyon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a halcyon atmosphere

(halcyon is similar to ...) not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war

"a peaceful nation" "peaceful times" "a far from peaceful Christmas" "peaceful sleep"

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