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
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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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