spac·​ey | \ ˈspā-sē How to pronounce spacey (audio) \
variants: or less commonly spacy
spacier; spaciest

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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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Albarn asked the crowd to guess who the featured artist was on the track before diving into the spacey, synth-laden cut that later revealed veteran West Coast MC Snoop Dogg as the featured artist on the track. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Gorillaz Debut New Snoop Dogg-Assisted Track 'Hollywood' During Concert in Chile," 29 Mar. 2018 Having beneficent Jupiter and elusive Neptune as your co-ruling planets hints at your innate angelic, but spacey qualities. Ashley Otero, Teen Vogue, "Who You Should Date, Based on Your Horoscope," 20 Aug. 2018 Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, is a pop star who prior to her relationship with Elon Musk was known mostly for being a punky, spacey weirdo who once sailed a houseboat down the Mississippi River. Constance Grady, Vox, "The billionaire house hostage saga of Azealia Banks, Elon Musk, and Grimes, explained," 16 Aug. 2018 Through it all there's always been something elusive about her, that slightly spacey aura that invites projection and creates mystery. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Still Got It," 3 Oct. 2013 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

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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