adjective \ ˈdrē-mē \
Updated on: 10 Feb 2018

Definition of dreamy

dreamier; dreamiest
1 a : full of dreams
  • a dreamy night's sleep
b : pleasantly abstracted from immediate reality
2 : given to dreaming or fantasy
3 a : suggestive of a dream or dreamlike state
  • a dreamy smile
  • dreamy speculation
b : quiet and soothing


play \-mə-lē\ adverb


play \-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of dreamy in a Sentence

  1. She was a dreamy young woman who never gave much serious thought to her future.

  2. He gazed at me with a dreamy look in his eyes.

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First Known Use of dreamy


dreamy Synonyms

agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, pleasant, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome
Related Words
alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
Near Antonyms
abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky (also yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic (also tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming (also enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting

DREAMY Defined for English Language Learners



Definition of dreamy for English Language Learners

  • : 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

DREAMY Defined for Kids


adjective \ ˈdrē-mē \

Definition of dreamy for Students

dreamier; dreamiest
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


\-mə-lē\ adverb

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