Definition of reverie
1 : daydream
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.
Recent Examples of reverie from the Web
From outdoor reveries to power brows to expertly executed cat eyes, this week's best beauty Instagrams featured a few of our favorite things.
Della’s recurring reveries of her upcoming reality TV stint add an amusingly surreal touch, as the show’s celebrity judge (voiced with suitable British snark by Morrison Keddie) criticizes more than her baking skills.
Much of his music, especially his salon music, are reveries d’amour.
Fortunately no one shatters the illusion or interrupts Singh's psychedelic reverie.
Like the images, the writing here is often dramatically cropped, offering fragments in lieu of extended arguments and reveries.
Sanchez gives two mesmerizing performances in one, and has the preternatural ability to switch seamlessly between Ceci’s twisted body and inchoate speech, and her pre-crash physicality and verbal reveries.
In that rustic clearing at Sleepy Hollow, Hawthorne fell into a kind of a rapturous reverie, a spell.
But Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary on the Grateful Dead is an epic, and one that should not be dismissed by eye-rolling millennials as just another reverie about someone else’s youth, or another solemn bout of baby boomer navel-gazing.
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Origin and Etymology of reverie
French rêverie, from Middle French, delirium, from resver, rever to wander, be delirious
First Known Use: 1654See Words from the same year
REVERIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reverie for English Language Learners
: a state in which you are thinking about pleasant things
REVERIE Defined for Kids
Definition of reverie for Students
: the state of being lost in thought especially about pleasant things
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