reverie

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noun rev·er·ie \ˈre-və-rē, ˈrev-rē\
variants: or less commonly

revery

Definition of reverie

plural

reveries

  1. 1 :  daydream

  2. 2 :  the condition of being lost in thought

Examples of reverie in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of reverie

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


REVERIE Defined for English Language Learners

reverie

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Definition of reverie for English Language Learners

  • : a state in which you are thinking about pleasant things


REVERIE Defined for Kids

reverie

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noun rev·er·ie \ˈre-və-rē\

Definition of reverie for Students

plural

reveries

  1. :  the state of being lost in thought especially about pleasant things



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