Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.; A tropical Asian and African kingfisher with brightly colored plumage.; A mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and waves into calm.
‘the halcyon days of the mid-1980s, when profits were soaring’
‘Changed days indeed and undoubtedly for the better, but I wonder if we’re still being dragged down by romantic memories of the halcyon days of the past when it comes to assessing today’s top horses.’
‘At first merely uninteresting, the ploy eventually descends into slapstick comedy, undermining the prevailing halcyon tone of the work.’
‘In the 1930s, which was Motherwell’s halcyon period, the team would have consisted almost entirely of local lads.’
‘Mrs. E.’s kindergarten met in various buildings during those halcyon years before the drudgery of first grade claimed me.’
‘The easy money of the region’s halcyon days is gone.’
безмятежный, тихий, зимородок