\ ˈdrē-mē How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \
dreamier; dreamiest

Definition of dreamy

1a : full of dreams a dreamy night's sleep
b : pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality
2 : given to dreaming or fantasy
3a : suggestive of a dream or dreamlike state a dreamy smile dreamy speculation
b : quiet and soothing

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Other Words from dreamy

dreamily \ ˈdrē-​mə-​lē How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \ adverb
dreaminess \ ˈdrē-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \ noun

Examples of dreamy in a Sentence

She was a dreamy young woman who never gave much serious thought to her future. He gazed at me with a dreamy look in his eyes.
Recent Examples on the Web This theme of positivity will continue as the Moon then forms a harmonious trine with dreamy Neptune, encouraging us to see the magical side of life. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, 11 Sep. 2021 This rainbow outline has a delicateness to it that is so dreamy. Glamour, 21 May 2021 But Phil really takes a dislike to Rose’s slim-as-a-reed son, Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a sensitive, dreamy lad who likes to make paper flowers and accepts his mother’s doting attention freely. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 2 Sep. 2021 Striking the perfect balance between rustic charm and modern convenience, Biniarroca offers beautiful gardens, sophisticated dining and two dreamy turquoise pools, as well as personal training and massages. Isabelle Kliger, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 All come with plenty of dreamy amenities: an outdoor hot tub, multiple fireplaces, a porch swing, and an enormous freestanding soaking tub. Lila Battis, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2021 Things have a dreamy haze, the result of Champagne and dry contact lenses. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021 Once pandemic restrictions ease (at press time, the CDC advised against any travel to Indonesia), visitors will again be able to discover a world of majestic reefs, Dutch colonial ruins and dreamy nutmeg plantations. WSJ, 28 Aug. 2021 This comes after Lively showed off one of her early birthday outfits, a dreamy green princess gown with cherries on it—and early presents, a handbag from Louis Vuitton, a few days ago. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 26 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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19 Sep 2021

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“Dreamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamy. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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


\ ˈdrē-mē How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \
dreamier; dreamiest

Kids Definition of dreamy

1 : appearing to be daydreaming He had a dreamy look on his face.
2 : seeming like a dream The old castle looked dreamy in the fog.
3 : quiet and relaxing dreamy music

Other Words from dreamy

dreamily \ -​mə-​lē \ adverb

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