\ 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

Other Words from dreamy

dreamily \ ˈdrē-​mə-​lē How to pronounce dreamy (audio) \ adverb
dreaminess \ ˈdrē-​mē-​nəs How to pronounce dreamy (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.
Recent Examples on the Web The dreamy song gave room for Lorde to deliver a performance without much strain after having to postpone both the Connecticut and Washington, D.C., stops on the tour due to a bout of laryngitis. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2022 The result is the airy, dreamy eight-track album High, which came out April 8 via Monument Records. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 14 Apr. 2022 The dreamy gray suit included an oversized jacket that draped around her waist and closed at the side, with loose pants cuffed at the bottom. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 May 2022 Its lush tropical jungles, dreamy beaches along its Caribbean and Pacific Coasts, active volcanoes, and national parks are just some of the reasons why the country is the ultimate year-round vacation destination. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 Dixie posted a dreamy film snap to her Instagram of herself kneeling in the ocean against a background of palm trees, showing off the prettiest string bikini. Seventeen, 5 May 2022 Their protagonists move between dreamy illusions and gritty reality, changing their names (and personalities) in the process. David Sims, The Atlantic, 5 May 2022 The scent is a dreamy mix of grapefruit, cardamom, rose, and geranium. Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 4 May 2022 Emma Chamberlain’s jewels—from the diamond tiara to her sparkling necklace—perfectly framed her face which showcased a soft pink lip, contoured pink cheeks and dreamy warm eyes. Anna Haines, Forbes, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Dreamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamy. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for dreamy


\ 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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