dream·​world ˈdrēm-ˌwərld How to pronounce dreamworld (audio)
: a world of illusion or fantasy

Examples of dreamworld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her mind is collapsing in on itself, fashioning a dreamworld from bits and pieces. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 16 Nov. 2023 Remembering in daylight this sensation of awaking from a dreamworld to reality seemed cognate to the experience on the highway: the feeling of being ensorcelled and then awaking from it. John Crowley, Harper's Magazine, 8 Dec. 2021 When my sister and I were growing up in Abu Dhabi, Kerala was supposed to be Oz, a dreamworld where everything was right. Deepak Unnikrishnan, Foreign Affairs, 7 Feb. 2020 When a 5-year-old girl slips into a coma after an accident, she is thrust into a darkly surreal industrial dreamworld. Dallasnews.com Staff, Dallas News, 2 June 2023 What seemed initially like a simple fight escalated into the demon effectively merging with the train itself, which resulted in a thrilling battle where Tanjiro has to keep killing himself in the dreamworld to wake up and keep fighting every few seconds. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Susie Cave has always lived in a dreamworld. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, 5 Nov. 2021 But one thing The Way of Water lacks, that made the first film so appealing, is a large group of human characters to ground the story, one foot in the dreamworld of Pandora, and the other in the cold, sterile corporation. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 Sisters Gabrielle and Danielle Davenport created and have operated this delicious dreamworld in Brooklyn since 2021. Kayla Stewart, Bon Appétit, 23 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dreamworld was in 1817

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“Dreamworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamworld. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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