• A pastoral poem.


  • Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.

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Example Sentences

“Her bucolic life on the farm was a far cry from the fast-paced lifestyle she had before retirement.”

“I escape to the countryside for a few weeks every summer to soak up the peaceful, bucolic setting.”

“After my retreat, I wrote a bucolic and framed it to remind me of the lovely week I spent in the country.”

Word Origin

Greek, early 16th century

Why this word?

“Bucolic” once applied exclusively to farming and shepherd-related lifestyles, though it has since evolved to describe anything rural or rustic. In its less frequently used noun form, a bucolic is a poem about pastoral topics, such as farm life and the beauty of the countryside.

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