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
dreamily adverb
dreaminess 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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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of dreamy was in 1567

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“Dreamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dreamy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

dreamy

adjective
dreamier; dreamiest
1
: full of dreams
2
: tending to spend time in dreaming
3
a
: suggesting a dream
b
: being quiet and soothing
dreamy music
dreamily adverb
dreaminess noun

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