dreamy

adjective
\ 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 \ -​mə-​lē How to pronounce dreamily (audio) \ adverb
dreaminess \ -​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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With layers of graham crackers, bittersweet chocolate, and a billowy filling made of heavy cream, meringue and coconut, these dreamy bars will become your new campfire favorite. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 While there's no professional photos so far, her full, dreamy outfit was captured in pictures by royal reporter, Rebecca English. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton's Gucci Bow Blouse and High-Waisted Trousers Will Inspire Your Workwear," 12 Mar. 2019 Beauty Bonus: Finish off this dreamy look with red lip stain and shiny pink nails. Alanna Greco, Seventeen, "Exactly What to Wear to Prom, According to Your Sign," 11 Mar. 2019 Matcha — the superfine powder made from ground-up green tea leaves — is so much more than a dreamy, sea foam alternative to a cup of joe often spotted on Instagram. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "12 Skin-Care Products Infused With Matcha Green Tea," 23 Oct. 2018 There’s Amanda Burden copping Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic wedding hair, a thick Rapunzel-like rope stuck with white teacup roses—a dreamy alternative to the flower crown. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Plaits, Please! The Best Festival Braid Inspiration From the Vogue Archives," 10 Apr. 2018 Chopra looked dreamy in a shimmering white lehenga, reportedly by Falguni Shane Peacock India, decked out in elaborate beading and embroidery. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Just Stepped Out in an Incredible Reception Dress," 4 Dec. 2018 Though the dreamiest of white wedding gowns and pristine venues have been well-documented in the pages of Vogue, not all celebrity couples have chosen to go the traditional route for their big day. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "11 of the Most Unconventional Celebrity Weddings," 1 Oct. 2018 Last week, Meghan Markle set off on a top secret, solo trip to Toronto, to spend three days hanging out and catching up with best friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney—and her flight sounds dreamy. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Spent Her Solo Flight to Toronto Sipping on Champagne and Watching a Romantic Movie," 3 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of dreamy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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dreamy

adjective

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

dreamy

adjective
\ 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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