dreamscape

noun

dream·​scape ˈdrēm-ˌskāp How to pronounce dreamscape (audio)
: a dreamlike usually surrealistic scene
also : a painting of a dreamscape

Examples of dreamscape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This fly-ball pitcher is headed to a fly-ball pitcher’s dreamscape. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 Twinning here is akin to that of a Russian doll’s, a suspenseful thriller acting as a framing device for an erotic film, which in turn opens up a dreamscape free of consequence and inhibition, a dark room of the mind. Aatish Taseer, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Taboo is another dreamscape of a beach club, with an infinity pool that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and a crown of fluffy, cloud-like daybeds. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2024 Fog filled the stage of a haunting forest dreamscape. Bryan West, USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024 Don Coscarelli directed, wrote, edited, produced, and shot this film himself — pushing the boundaries of a limited budget to craft this surreal and mind-bending dreamscape that meditates on grief and loss. James Mercadante, EW.com, 27 Oct. 2023 The music, with its famous coyote howl (which Morricone imitates with impish glee), seemed to exist in its own pop dreamscape. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 9 Feb. 2024 Outside the film, the actor also made his way into the dreamscape of writer-director Kristoffer Borgli prior to the start of shooting. EW.com, 9 Nov. 2023 The preview featured the Hustlers star on a journey through both dreamscapes and challenges grounded in reality in order to find love. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dreamscape was in 1948

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“Dreamscape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamscape. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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