\ ˈdrē-mē \
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 \ -​mə-​lē \ adverb
dreaminess \ -​mē-​nəs \ 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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Photographer Tim Walker, whose dreamy ads for the label were one of Glass’s key inspirations, shot the spring campaign. Katharine K. Zarrella, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Spade's New Creative Director Opens Up About Honoring the Late Designer's Legacy," 30 Jan. 2019 Charmed and Play resulted in a dreamy lid wash that alternately flashed violet and peach in the cool winter light. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "If You Buy Only One Palette This Year, Make It This," 29 Nov. 2018 The Last Race puts across the filmmaker’s affectionate impressions of the track, through overhead conversations between foul-mouthed old-timers and dreamy shots of beat-up old automobiles roaring across the weary asphalt. Noel Murray, The Verge, "The 10 best documentaries of 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 Bluebella: Get incredibly dreamy lingerie and intimates at 20% off sitewide until November 26. Glamour, "All The Cyber Monday Fashion Deals You Need to Know," 25 Nov. 2018 Natalie Portman plays a pop star who’s starting to unwind in Vox Lux, a gorgeous, dreamy-looking movie that, based on this trailer, seems to go way off the rails at some point. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Bohemian Rhapsody, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more," 27 Oct. 2018 Erdem's romantic, Victorian-inspired, poetic style would make for a truly dreamy wedding gown, and the brand is a royal favorite on the whole. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Princess Eugenie Will Likely Wear to Her Wedding Reception is #GOALS," 3 Oct. 2018 Our May 2018 cover star looked dreamy with a cloud of glossy purple shadow around her eyes — courtesy of makeup artist Vincent Oquendo. Sophia Panych, Allure, "The Best Celebrity Beauty Looks of the Week," 3 Aug. 2018 Summer is almost the counterpoint to Ingénue, light and airy, that dreamy feeling at the beginning of a romance. Dawn Fallik, Philly.com, "How k.d. lang perfectly captured the uncertainty of my post-collegiate life | Perspective," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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 \
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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