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halcyon - Dictionary definition and meaning for word halcyon

(noun) (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
Synonyms : alcyone

(noun) a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
Synonyms : genus halcyon

(noun) a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
(adj) idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity
Example Sentence
  • a halcyon atmosphere

(adj) marked by peace and prosperity
Synonyms : golden , prosperous
Example Sentence
  • a golden era
  • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for halcyon

halycon can be considered as opposite of cyclone...just imagine a cyclone...you will understand what I mean
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by jay_gandhi

halcyon sounds like "halka"...in hindi this word is used 4 "soothing or peaceful"...like in song "halka-halka sa ye nasha"...
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by studyabroad.us

HAL(solution)+CYON(kyon or why)...WHY we cannot find SOLUTION to kashmir issue in a CALM/PEACEFUL way
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by lebshah

HALcyOn = HAL can represent a HALO, which is symbolic of peace and harmony
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by itspossible

he was very tensed.I suggested him HALKA ho ke aa (go to the toilet),,He asked KYON??I replied u wud be CALM then.
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by mit006

hal+cyon = hell kyun meaning hell kyun jaana hai when u r succesful and happy
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by 1.6k

halcyon: It comes close to sound like "alsi"+ian...alsi people are peaceful
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by manojative

imagine as ,a wild bird taking u to in its beek to make u see hell.
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by tarun.sharma.magnate

halcyon..sounds like ceylon,once peaceful peaceful lanka is now devoid of it due to terrorism
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by yastej

halcyon sounds like HULk.In that movie the hero trys to bring Peace for da world
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by arunprakash

(reading) HALL cyon means reading hall jaisa calm,peaceful....
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by nileshdive

Remember 'hale' in 'hale and hearty'. Hale means strong and healthy. When you are hale it is calm and peaceful. Remember ,'hale' and you can remember the meaning of halcyon.
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by pathirana

halcyon - It was calm and peaceful before the hall ac on
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by sansecretcp

like Falcon which reminds of the bird who is peaceful
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by Yank

It was peaceful on Caprica before some genius from hell created the Cylons. Before the Cylons Caprica was halcyon.
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by memory man

war ka hal kyon chahiey?? for peace
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by friendofafriend

hal:word similar to hell, cyon: prounounced seon: so like seal,so if we seal the hell,peaceful,serenity,calmness is found
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by laaptu

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