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halcyon

hal·cy·on

halcyon

 
pronunciation:
hael sy n
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mythical bird identified with the kingfisher and believed to have the power to calm the sea during the winter solstice.
definition 2: any of several kingfishers of southern Asia and Australia.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tranquil; peaceful; calm.
Gales tossed the ship all night, but the sun rose on halcyon seas.
similar words:
pacific, peaceful, placid, tranquil
definition 2: happy and carefree.
halcyon days of childhood