\ˈdrē-mē \
dreamier; dreamiest

Definition of dreamy 

1a : full of dreams a dreamy night's sleep

b : pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality

2 : given to dreaming or fantasy

3a : suggestive of a dream or dreamlike state a dreamy smile dreamy speculation

b : quiet and soothing

c : delightful, ideal

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Other Words from dreamy

dreamily \-​mə-​lē \ adverb
dreaminess \-​mē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of dreamy in a Sentence

She was a dreamy young woman who never gave much serious thought to her future. He gazed at me with a dreamy look in his eyes.

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The Charlotte Inn The Charlotte Inn in Martha’s Vineyard is an Edwardian retreat blooming with vibrant flowers, perfectly displayed throughout the dense and dreamy gardens. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Gardens in North America," 2 Oct. 2018 Unfortunately, as Claire and the viewers know, American history is anything but dreamy. Emily Wang, Glamour, "The First Full Trailer For Outlander Season 4 Is Here and It's ... a Lot," 10 Sep. 2018 Delicious pinks, blues, and yellows, mixed with ever-satisfying tiles, arches, and pools—one just can’t help but swoon and surrender to wanderlust at the ultra-dreamy spaces overflowing his feed. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "This artist creates the dreamiest places you wish were real," 21 Mar. 2018 When capturing dreamy desert scenes with your lens, look up. Sunset, "Top Tips for Taking Awe-Inspiring National Park Photos," 22 Jan. 2018 Think fewer crowds, lower hotel rates, and dreamy snow globe scenes. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in Winter," 17 Jan. 2018 The main living room, the heart of the house, opens up onto an expansive deck that makes for a dreamy oceanfront entertaining space. Jenna Milliner-waddell, ELLE Decor, "UPDATE: 'Real Housewives Of Orange County' Star Kelly Dodd Sells O.C. Mansion For $5 Million," 18 Oct. 2017 Jake — perfect, dreamy, too-good-to-be-true Jake Ryan — orchestrated the situation while in perfect control of his faculties. Constance Grady, Vox, "The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles," 27 Sep. 2018 Shiha, often cast in dreamy, romantic roles, sought to distance herself from the often- acrimonious argument over her decision to take off the hijab and seek a more secular lifestyle. Menna Zaki, Fox News, "Movie star's lifestyle reversal sparks a debate in Egypt," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of dreamy

: tending to dream instead of thinking about what is real or practical

: having a quality which shows or suggests that you are not noticing or thinking about what is happening around you

: pleasant, peaceful, and relaxing


\ˈdrē-mē \
dreamier; dreamiest

Kids Definition of dreamy

1 : appearing to be daydreaming He had a dreamy look on his face.

2 : seeming like a dream The old castle looked dreamy in the fog.

3 : quiet and relaxing dreamy music

Other Words from dreamy

dreamily \-​mə-​lē \ adverb

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