\ 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 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 But Volpe’s purple beats are far more affecting on their own, collected in a psychedelic little package where dreamy melodies pierce through thick fog. Vulture Editors, Vulture, "101 Trippy Movies, Albums, Books, TV Shows, and More.," 20 Apr. 2021 The custom zodiac wallpaper lends a dreamy vibe to this little nook that serves as a space to get away from it all. Nikhita Mahtani, House Beautiful, "How Saturated Color Gave Life to Each Room in This 7,000-Square-Foot Home," 5 Apr. 2021 Below are four emerging dance acts filling out our imaginary lineups with their banging club music, dreamy dance-pop and more. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Emerging Artists February 2021: The 4 Acts Heating Up Our Speakers This Month," 24 Feb. 2021 This week the pair launched Fe Noel x Sew Trill, a dreamy, eight-piece capsule collection with an artsy sensibility. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Fe Noel and Cristina Martinez’s Artsy Collaboration is the Best of Both Worlds," 10 Dec. 2020 In medicine, ketamine is used as an anesthetic or an anti-depressant, but as a recreational drug it is used to induce dreamy or trance-like sensations, and sometimes hallucinations. Reuters, CNN, "Thailand's $1 billion ketamine bust a 'misunderstanding' as officials fail to find drugs," 24 Nov. 2020 In the big, whitewashed room, the colors are faded, but the composition is dreamy. chicagotribune.com, "Appreciating Italy’s most underrated city, Milan," 15 Mar. 2021 In the novel, her character has a more bizarre appearance and the book has a dreamy, haunted quality, along with moments of shocking cruelty. Washington Post, "Let’s talk about ‘Starship Troopers’ and other science fiction and fantasy novels that became great films," 23 Feb. 2021 For me besides the love, the hope, the kind of dreamy quality to it all, was—there was a another you somewhere. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Lindsay Lohan, Nancy Meyers, Dennis Quaid, and More Take Part in The Parent Trap Reunion," 20 July 2020

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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28 Apr 2021

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“Dreamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamy. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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