Halcyon


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Halcyon

  • (adj) denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful; “the halcyon days of the 1960s”
  • (noun) 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.
  • (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher.

Halcyon (हैल्सीअन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • शांत, खुशगवार, शान्तिपूर्ण

Halcyon Origin

  • late Middle English (in the mythological sense): via Latin from Greek alkuōn ‘kingfisher’ (also halkuōn, by association with hals ‘sea’ and kuōn ‘conceiving’).

Halcyon in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • Australian fans no longer take those halcyon days for granted after a barren period without a legspinner.
  • Those halcyon years.
  • Perhaps those halcyon days of the “mixed economy” were not meant to last long.
  • I’m not expecting a return to those halcyon days.
  • Those Halcyon Days in Winter.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of halcyon

  • halcyon bole toh halke din … halka halka sa yeh nasha… 🙂

Halcyon Pronunciation


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