dream·​world | \ ˈdrēm-ˌwərld How to pronounce dreamworld (audio) \

Definition of dreamworld

: a world of illusion or fantasy

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Recent Examples on the Web Unable to accept the real reasons Germany had lost, Hitler, a fantasist since his adolescence, took refuge in a dreamworld of conspiracy theory in which Jews were allocated a uniquely malevolent role. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Two New Biographies Reexamine Hitler," 20 Feb. 2020 Grinnan filtered the dreamworld of Surrealist tradition through contemporary channels of Conceptual art, unplugging calculation from the instrumental lay of the land. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: In ‘COLA 2019,’ the city of L.A. gives its artists a place to sound off," 18 June 2019 Your work feels like surreal snapshots of a Lynchian dreamworld—a place where American middle class suburbia is kind of exalted into this exotic realm. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Step Inside the Lynchian World of L.A. Photographer Nadia Lee Cohen," 21 May 2018 The dreamworld of Alice in Wonderland has nothing on Engelbert Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, which premiered in 1893 in Germany. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Indy Opera will perform a major opera about love, written by a composer known for cheating," 16 May 2018 Inside the house on Sunset Blvd. is every Insta-lovers dreamworld full of Chanel makeup and quirky Boomerang opportunities. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chanel Just Opened The Most Instagram-Friendly Beauty House In LA," 1 Mar. 2018 And then, in Paul Ryan’s dreamworld, there are Social Security and Medicare cuts—but those will be the hard ones, since most Americans rightly see these as their due. Sarah Jaffe, New Republic, "How the Media Is Abetting the GOP’s War on “Welfare”," 31 Jan. 2018 Cheaper than that come curvaceous pillows (also with add-ons) intended to invite their human users into a fantasy dreamworld. The Economist, "BanyanNo one is well-served by sexism in Japan," 13 July 2017 Digital dreamworlds are shifting from fantasy into reality. Gogo Lidz, Newsweek, "Virtual Reincarnation: Dying Again and Again in a Virtual Reality Arcade," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of dreamworld

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Dreamworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamworld. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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