dreamy

adjective
\ 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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Electronic duo Beach House has been making elusive, dreamy alt-pop for well over a decade. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Best Songs of 2018 So Far," 1 June 2018 This continues to be my least favorite film to look at, with its latest trailer showing even more of its saccharine, dreamy world filled with loads of uncanny-valley CGI. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Slender Man, Alita: Battle Angel, and a heist film from RZA," 28 July 2018 In the dreamy world of before, there had never been quite enough. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, "Under the Wave," 9 July 2017 There's something so dreamy about the idea of desert living. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "That Instagram-Famous Joshua Tree Home is Finally on Airbnb," 8 Mar. 2019 Last year, Kindred Black—the online boutique known for its dreamy edit of home goods, sustainable fashion, and natural beauty—quietly introduced its first house-label apothecary product: an organic rosewater toner. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This All-Natural Skin-Care Line Comes in the Most Striking Glass Apothecary Bottles Yet," 12 Dec. 2018 Pisces is the dreamiest sign of the zodiac, so your ideal reality is quite fantastical. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What August's Pisces Horoscope Means for You," 30 July 2018 With layers of graham crackers, bittersweet chocolate, and a billowy filling made of heavy cream, meringue and coconut, these dreamy bars will become your new campfire favorite. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 While there's no professional photos so far, her full, dreamy outfit was captured in pictures by royal reporter, Rebecca English. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Gucci Bow Blouse and High-Waisted Trousers Will Inspire Your Workwear," 12 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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dreamy

adjective

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

dreamy

adjective
\ 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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