reverie

noun

rev·​er·​ie ˈre-və-rē How to pronounce reverie (audio)
ˈrev-rē
variants or less commonly revery
plural reveries
1
2
: the condition of being lost in thought

Examples of reverie in a Sentence

I was lost in reverie and didn't realize my flight was boarding until it was almost too late.
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Word History

Etymology

French rêverie, from Middle French, delirium, from resver, rever to wander, be delirious

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reverie was in 1654

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Cite this Entry

“Reverie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reverie. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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reverie

noun
rev·​er·​ie
variants also revery
plural reveries
1
2
: the condition of being lost in thought

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