dream·​scape | \ ˈdrēm-ˌskāp How to pronounce dreamscape (audio) \

Definition of dreamscape

: a dreamlike usually surrealistic scene also : a painting of a dreamscape

Examples of dreamscape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the ultimate glam rock dreamscape. Caitlin Morton, Vogue, 29 Oct. 2021 This dreamscape never involves menial discomforts that threaten to dominate my entire worldview, interpersonal negotiation and conflict, or endless rain. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Aug. 2021 Nigella pods, spider mums, nasturtium—even cotton blossoms—can all work together to make a dreamscape of a bouquet. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 His images, splashed across one gallery, are free-flowing and luminous, each with a minute ink drawing of Alice tucked somewhere in the dreamscape. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 11 July 2021 Created in collaboration with the visual artist Shiro Takatani, this dreamscape unfolds on a stage filled with water and a screen displaying weather systems, cities and empty space. New York Times, 14 July 2021 The fantasy is also one of financial escapism: nothing is unaffordable in a C.G.I. dreamscape, and rent is never due. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 6 May 2021 The four string players from the orchestra proved ideal partners for her, eloquently evoking a varied mix of moods and resolving in a lovely dreamscape, Smith's horn seemingly serenading from a distant mountain. Rob Hubbard, Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 Stressed out by her moody father, the college admissions process and other pressures, Cynthia sometimes flees into a dreamscape haunted by the stories of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the ancient Greek tragic heroine Medea. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of dreamscape

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dreamscape was in 1948

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15 Nov 2021

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“Dreamscape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamscape. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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