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Meaning & Definition of Halcyon in English

English

Halcyon

/hælsiən/

noun

1. (greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

    synonym:
  • Alcyone
  • ,
  • Halcyon

2. A large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the old world

    synonym:
  • Halcyon
  • ,
  • genus Halcyon

3. 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

    synonym:
  • halcyon

adjective

1. Idyllically calm and peaceful

  • Suggesting happy tranquillity
  • "A halcyon atmosphere"
    synonym:
  • halcyon

2. Marked by peace and prosperity

  • "A golden era"
  • "The halcyon days of the clipper trade"
    synonym:
  • golden
  • ,
  • halcyon
  • ,
  • prosperous