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cloud-cuckoo-land

[kloud-koo-koo-land, -koo k-oo-] /ˈklaʊdˌku kuˌlænd, -ˌkʊk u-/
noun
1.
an idealized, illusory domain of imagination; cloudland:
the cloud-cuckoo-land of technicolor cartoon whimsy.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; translation of Greek Nephelokokkȳgía, the realm which separates the gods from mankind in Aristophanes' The Birds
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British Dictionary definitions for cloud cuckoo land

cloud-cuckoo-land

/ˈklaʊdˌlænd/
noun
1.
a realm of fantasy, dreams, or impractical notions
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Word Origin and History for cloud cuckoo land

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Imaginary city built in air, translating Aristophanes' Nephelokokkygia in "The Birds" (414 B.C.E.).

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