\ ˈdrē-mē How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \
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

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Other Words from dreamy

dreamily \ ˈdrē-​mə-​lē How to pronounce dreamily (audio) \ adverb
dreaminess \ ˈdrē-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce dreaminess (audio) \ 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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Gunn puts bagged frozen mango cubes from Trader Joe's to a pretty dreamy use … in orange creamsicle smoothies. NBC News, "These Trader Joe's products make summer cooking easier," 27 June 2019 An intimate view of the arched back of a woman with long, wet hair against a dreamy, inchoate landscape, its heavy, rounded forms and soft, mottling brushstrokes arouse the sense of touch to an almost excruciating level. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "More and more people loathe Renoir. Is it time for a revival?," 25 June 2019 Under one roof with the greatest tragic heroine of nineteenth-century literature, the dog had led a miserable but outwardly dreamy life; under another, outwardly spartan: a new name, freedom, happiness. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "True Mirages," 6 June 2019 With its release, this past October, the singer-songwriters have ventured down from their perch, drawing crowds on both coasts eager to hear their dreamy vocals. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Say Lou Lou Brings Swedish Star Power to Winter’s Best Face Masks," 8 Dec. 2018 His dreamy vocals landed collaborations with Martin Garrix and Zedd, and his solo work has inspired other electronic dance producers and DJs to remix his tunes in a variety of styles. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 10 Best Troye Sivan Remixes," 4 June 2018 Within the first few minutes of listening to Chloe x Halle’s debut album The Kids Are Alright, you’ll be completely entranced by the sisters’ dreamy vocals and electrifying beats. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Chloe x Halle’s “The Kids Are Alright” Is a Dreamy Debut Album," 27 Mar. 2018 The scenes are often intimate, dreamy, and beautiful. Matthew Klam, The New Yorker, "The Weird, Violent, Uplifting Paintings of Mark Greenwold," 26 June 2019 The name might be a mouthful, but the look itself is the opposite: minimalist and dreamy, only made better by the chic backdrop of English ivy. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, "Kristen Bell Just Showed Us The Cutest Way To Style A Summer Bob," 20 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \
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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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