\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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Folk/pop singer Ray LaMontagne’s latest, Part of the Light, feels dreamy and bucolic but with one large boot planted in the unmoored psychedelia of Pink Floyd and 1960s Los Angeles cult heroes Love. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Top Picks: Ray LaMontagne’s 'Part of the Light,' the podcast 'Giants of History,' and more top picks," 9 June 2018 Consider that the three shortest tracks/interludes include contributions from Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys harmonies on the dreamy title song), Jon Brion and Stevie Wonder. Greg Kot, chicagotribune.com, "Janelle Monae comes back down to earth on 'Dirty Computer'," 27 Apr. 2018 Karl Lagerfeld skipped the bags and jewelry in this dreamy show, which also kept the models grounded in low-heeled boots done in the same fabrics as their outfits, a timely nod to streamlined dressing. Cathy Horyn, The Cut, "The Couture Shows Satisfied a Craving I Didn’t Know I Had," 26 Jan. 2018 Berluti was full of dreamy tailoring for men with fantasy bank accounts. Vogue, "From Kim Jones’s Vuitton Goodbye to Hedi Slimane’s Céline Surprise, All the Highlights from the Paris Men’s Shows," 22 Jan. 2018 Instagram was made for dreamy beach photos, and each day its users post thousands of them from around the world. USA TODAY, "The world's 25 most Instagrammed beaches," 9 July 2018 All this is intensely, if not quite always intentionally, amusing, and yet inevitably the best bits are those dreamy elegies from 1968. D.j. Taylor, WSJ, "‘As Time Goes By’ Review: What It Was Really Like," 28 June 2018 With the dreamy psychedelia of the Beach Boys at the core of its influences, the Milwaukee band's gorgeous sophomore album showcases layers of lush music, providing comfort, and inspiring awe, across tales of strife. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With gorgeous album 'Divisions,' Milwaukee group Greatest Lakes a must-see at Summerfest," 15 June 2018 The gift shop following the Met Gala exhibit is often quite dreamy. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Met Is Releasing Its First Makeup Collection," 7 May 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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