(noun, adjective)


1. idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity

- a halcyon atmosphere

Similar word(s): peaceable, peaceful

2. marked by peace and prosperity

- the halcyon days of the clipper trade

Similar word(s): happy, golden, prosperous


1. (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

Similar word(s): alcyone

Definition categories: person

2. a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World

Definition categories: animal

3. 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

Definition categories: animal