\ 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 dreamily (audio) \ adverb
dreaminess \ ˈdrē-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce dreaminess (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.
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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Dreamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamy. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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