Definition of Bucolic

1. Noun. A country person.

Exact synonyms: Peasant, Provincial
Specialized synonyms: Cottar, Cotter, Moujik, Mujik, Muzhik, Muzjik
Generic synonyms: Rustic
Derivative terms: Peasanthood

2. Adjective. (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic. "Rustic tranquility"
Exact synonyms: Arcadian, Pastoral
Similar to: Rural
Derivative terms: Arcadian, Pastoral, Pastoral

3. Noun. A short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life.
Exact synonyms: Eclogue, Idyl, Idyll
Generic synonyms: Pastoral

4. Adjective. Relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle. "A pastoral economy"
Exact synonyms: Pastoral
Partainyms: Shepherd, Shepherd

Definition of Bucolic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the life and occupation of a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.

2. n. A pastoral poem, representing rural affairs, and the life, manners, and occupation of shepherds; as, the Bucolics of Theocritus and Virgil.

Definition of Bucolic

1. Adjective. Rustic, pastoral, country-styled. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to herdsmen or peasants. ¹

3. Noun. A pastoral poem. ¹

4. Noun. A rustic, peasant ¹

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Definition of Bucolic

1. a pastoral poem [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bucolic

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bucolic (current term)
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Literary usage of Bucolic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1883)
"THE bucolic CAESURA. WHAT is the bucolic caesura ? The oldest account of it is that the fourth foot ends with the end of a word, so that the verse closes ..."

2. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1874)
"In this age of progress bucolic gentlemen are not to be easily taken in ; they have learned to temper their innocence with a little cockney cunning, and so, ..."

3. Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon (1893)
"(Begin, ye Nine, your sweet bucolic strains.) Him savage panthers In wild woods deplor'd. For him fierce wolves and fiercer lions roared, Bulls, steers, ..."

4. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"... is really more than we could possibly bear with equanimity even for the sake of the excellent bucolic diaeresis. ..."

5. The Mercersburg Review by Reformed Church in the United States Publication Board, Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association (1859)
"Begin, ye muses bland, begin the plain bucolic verses. Thyrsis this is of Aetna aud this is the voice of Thyrsis. Where were ye, 0 ye nymphs, when Daphnis ..."

6. Res Metrica: An Introduction to the Study of Greek & Roman Versification by William Ross Hardie (1920)
"Lines in Homer in which a bucolic diaeresis attracts the reader's attention are not very frequent ; lines which have any real claim to be ' bucolic ' are ..."

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