halcyon

|ˈhalsɪən|

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Слово Дня - halcyon - безмятежный, тихий, зимородок

Description

Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.; A tropical Asian and African kingfisher with brightly colored plumage.; A mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm.

Examples

‘the halcyon days of the mid-1980s, when profits were soaring’
‘In the 1930s, which was Motherwell’s halcyon period, the team would have consisted almost entirely of local lads.’
‘Anyone who remembers halcyon summers on the islands readily recalls the clackety clack noise of the looms that punctuated every 100 yards or so of a walk through any village.’
‘However, at 47 and happily married for the third time, to Valerie, and with baby daughter Emma to care for, Faldo is preparing himself, albeit reluctantly, to grow more accustomed to talking about his halcyon feats.’
‘It creates the foundation for a halcyon, innovation-driven investment expansion.’
‘Mrs. E.’s kindergarten met in various buildings during those halcyon years before the drudgery of first grade claimed me.’

Translation

безмятежный, тихий, зимородок

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