spac·ey | \ˈspā-sē \
variants: or less commonly spacy
spacier; spaciest

Definition of spacey 

Examples of spacey in a Sentence

I'm a little spacey today. feeling a little spacey in the moments following the freak accident

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Hushed melodies and cooing vocals cascade over clean, arpeggiated acoustic guitar, and Risker's longtime collaborator Joshua Wentz adds keyboards and electronic enhancements that help push the material into a spacey, reverberant psychedelic zone. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Jessica Risker sharpens her sweet songs on a hazy new album," 18 Apr. 2018 That remix gets an extended version, as does the spacey, tribal house take from Durante. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Tycho & More Remix ODESZA's Leon Bridges Collab 'Across the Room': Listen," 20 June 2018 Alexander’s spacey music is fun and singers Anna Machuca and Brooke Patterson are excellent. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego International Fringe Festival gets off to a smooth and diverse start," 25 June 2018 Kneebody: Forged nearly two decades ago with a longtime residency at the Temple Bar in Santa Monica, this band merges jazz and rock with spacey electronics for a sound genre-blind sound. Chris Barton,, "Playboy Jazz Festival: Five acts not to miss at the Hollywood Bowl," 6 June 2018 While many were dumbfounded by his spacey idea, Towkio's unorthodox move seemed like a natural one for him. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Towkio Talks Debut Album 'WWW.,' Signing to Rick Rubin & Working With SZA," 27 Feb. 2018 Once the two men emerged behind their laptops and samplers, the sound exploded into a kind of EDM-meets-Grateful Dead drums and space jam, weaving in elements of African high-life guitar, slurry jazz and spacey electronica. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "The National, Feist, Father John Misty & More Rock the Riverfront During Homecoming Fest," 30 Apr. 2018 Tracks toggle between a nicely spacey openness and contrastingly frenetic and dense settings. John Adamian,, "What So Not Comes To Toad’s Place," 14 Apr. 2018 People would get real spacey from doing these meditations. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "A Beautiful Place for an Ashram," 12 Apr. 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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