\ 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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Its dreamy, folksy brand of alt-country is a wily mix that deftly peppers in elements of psych rock. Chip Mccabe, courant.com, "Hartbeat Music Festival: Take a listen to the 24 bands that will play for 12 hours on Hartford’s Riverfront Plaza," 27 Aug. 2019 In stark contrast, this album rollout arrived with a dreamy, sparkling, pastel palette that Swift splashed across Instagram. Emily Yahr, Washington Post, "Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’: A track-by-track breakdown, from coded lyrics to Leonardo DiCaprio and Drake references," 23 Aug. 2019 Lynn Geesaman's large-scale color photos of these lush landscapes have a dreamy, Alice-in-Wonderland beauty. Vicky Lowry, ELLE Decor, "Images of Earthly Delights," 20 May 2010 The simple architectural style, with picture windows set against the old seawall and bay, is a dreamy combination. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Live on the bay in Alameda," 20 Aug. 2019 In bilingual bedrooms across Southern California, young Latinx crooners inspired by oldies are making dreamy, soulful pop. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call?," 15 Aug. 2019 Set in the 19th-century American West, the story may strike U.S. readers as less exotic than her dreamy tales of Yugoslavia, but surreal elements still infuse these pages. Ron Charles, Washington Post, "Téa Obreht’s ‘Inland’ is a magical Western you’ll want to savor with a tall glass of water," 12 Aug. 2019 That dreamy scent is key for me, especially when long-haul flights pretty much deplete me. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Do-It-All Body Oil Helps Me Survive My Busy Travel Schedule," 5 Aug. 2019 Frigiliana looked like a dreamy movie set of steep, winding cobblestone streets, white-washed houses, and tiled store signs carved into façades like artwork. Longreads, "An Ocean Away From the Sanctuary of Manhattan, Signs of Peaceful Coexistence," 29 July 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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