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fairyland

[fair-ee-land] /ˈfɛər iˌlænd/
noun
1.
the imaginary realm of fairies.
2.
any enchantingly beautiful region.
Origin of fairyland
1580-1590
1580-90; fairy + land
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  • Why had he brought me here, into this fairyland of opalescent lights and intoxicating perfumes?

    The Woman in the Alcove Anna Katharine Green
  • I'm in fairyland alone with the old sweetheart of my girlish dreams!

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • And verily it must be fairyland for Asticot to be driving in Joanna's carriage.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • Feasts in fairyland occupy an unconscionable length of time.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • Through this fairyland of light and color we sailed slowly into a region rich in animal life, a curious and striking sight.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • Often the stranger's festive visit to fairyland is rounded with a sleep.

    The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • "It is not very far from fairyland," the Professor suggested.

    Sylvie and Bruno Lewis Carroll
  • She had never been in a restaurant before, and it seemed to her like a place in fairyland.

    Mary, Mary James Stephens
  • fairyland never emerged from old sheds, a King may not even dream of a costumier.

British Dictionary definitions for fairyland

fairyland

/ˈfɛərɪˌlænd/
noun
1.
the imaginary domain of the fairies; an enchanted or wonderful place
2.
a fantasy world, esp one resulting from a person's wild imaginings
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Word Origin and History for fairyland
n.

1580s, from fairy + land (n.).

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