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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web It’s set in Scotland, but here the country is a blank dreamscape, and the protagonist is a weary warrior caught up in a doomed, nightmarish scheme. David Sims, The Atlantic, 12 Jan. 2022 De Cárdenas has put it in conversation with a gently aquatic wall sculpture by Eva LeWitt and a free-form carpet by Bea Bonafini, paving the way for a floaty, pastel dreamscape. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2022 The food is a tangy, spicy, bright, coconutty dreamscape. New York Times, 19 Sep. 2022 This dreamscape becomes Riker’s plot, as Abby not only visits memories but also consults with various thinkers. Lynn Steger Strong, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2023 The globular and sinuous formations provide a dreamscape for a young man to come under the spell of three fantastical beings. Guillermo Perez, Sun Sentinel, 22 Sep. 2022 Dressed in bright orange, yellow, and purple in a cotton candy dreamscape, both musicians teased the collaboration earlier this week with cover art for their Candyland music video. Vulture, 21 Jan. 2022 But to conceive a cinematic dreamscape in the mind and, abstractly, on the page, is one thing. Partner Content, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Dec. 2022 Past productions have featured such themes as a 1950s Hollywood soundstage, the world of Alice in Wonderland and a dreamscape purgatory. Scott Feinblatt, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 30 Mar. 2023.

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