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dreamy

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adjective, \ˈdrē-mē\

Simple Definition of dreamy

  • : tending to dream instead of thinking about what is real or practical

  • : having a quality which shows or suggests that you are not noticing or thinking about what is happening around you

  • : pleasant, peaceful, and relaxing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dreamy

dreamierdreamiest

  1. 1 a :  full of dreams <a dreamy night's sleep> b :  pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality

  2. 2 :  given to dreaming or fantasy

  3. 3 a :  suggestive of a dream or dreamlike state <a dreamy smile> <dreamy speculation> b :  quiet and soothing c :  delightful, ideal

dreamily play \-mə-lē\ adverb
dreaminess play \-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of dreamy in a sentence

  1. She was a dreamy young woman who never gave much serious thought to her future.

  2. He gazed at me with a dreamy look in his eyes.



1567

First Known Use of dreamy

1567

Rhymes with dreamy


DREAMY Defined for Kids

dreamy

play
adjective \ˈdrē-mē\

Definition of dreamy for Students

dreamierdreamiest

  1. 1 :  appearing to be daydreaming <He had a dreamy look on his face.>

  2. 2 :  seeming like a dream <The old castle looked dreamy in the fog.>

  3. 3 :  quiet and relaxing <dreamy music>

dreamily \-mə-lē\ adverb




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