- Of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life: the church is lovely for its bucolic settingMore example sentences
- The last painting Church executed on this theme, A Country Home, provides a bucolic slice of life in a serenely solitary and beautiful setting.
- Perhaps you're outdoorsy and love the idea of a bucolic agrarian business.
- It is a scene of almost bucolic splendour - a groundsman astride his motorised roller putting the finishing touches to a beautifully manicured cricket ground nestling on the fringes of an attractive county town.
noun(usually bucolics) Back to top
- A pastoral poem.More example sentences
- The result is a complex mix of ancient Greek bucolics (pastoral poetry), the natural history of northern Italy, and the harsh realities of contemporary Roman politics.
- As the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir put it: ‘Sade's perverse bucolics have the grim austerity of a nudist colony.’
- Work on a third manuscript, which is called Bucolics, has, however, led me to realize that I am actually trying to construct a poetic trilogy, three separate books that examine an individual's relationship to the natural world.
early 16th century (denoting a pastoral poem): via Latin from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos 'herdsman', from bous 'ox'.