Definition of Cloud-cuckoo-land

1. Noun. An imaginary place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality.




Definition of Cloud-cuckoo-land

1. Noun. An imaginary place where silly or unrealistic people metaphorically reside. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cloud-cuckoo-land

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clotting time
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clotty
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clotweed
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cloud
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cloud-covered
cloud-cuckoo-land (current term)
cloud-seeding
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cloud genera
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Literary usage of Cloud-cuckoo-land

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1. An Agnostic's Progress by William Scott Palmer, Mary Emily Dowson (1906)
"The Society for Psychical Research first taught me that Cloud-Cuckoo-Land, lying desert-like under the eyes of all in all times, Cloud-Cuckoo-Land with its ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"... finally give the strangers a friendly reception,— propose to build a walled city (Cloud- Cuckoo-Land) to1 shut out the gods and enhance bird power. ..."

3. An Introduction to the History of Medicine: With Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1914)
"Driesch has given up experimentation to philosophize in the Cloud-Cuckoo-Land of "harmonious ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"This unexpected stroke falls with ironical effect on the Utopian, who believes that, even if his Cloud-Cuckoo-Land cannot altogether escape poverty, ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1908)
"This unexpected stroke falls with ironical effect on the Utopian, who believes that, even if his Cloud-Cuckoo-Land cannot altogether escape poverty, ..."

6. Aspects and Impressions by Edmund Gosse (1922)
"... she felt a longing to spread her wings and fly up and out to some dim Cloud-Cuckoo Land the confines of which were utterly vague to her. ..."

7. Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition by Charles Godfrey Leland (1892)
"It was as if an Egyptian mummy, revived, had suddenly spoken to me, and told me a tale of Thebes, or declared that Cloud-Cuckoo land was a reality which he ..."

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