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dreamy

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Pronunciation: /ˈdriːmi
 
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Definition of dreamy in English:

adjective (dreamier, dreamiest)

1Having a magical or pleasantly unreal quality; dreamlike: the atmosphere is tranquil and dreamy a slow dreamy melody
More example sentences
  • This particular cover is I think better than the original - it is beautiful, slow and haunting and works perfectly with the dreamy quality of the film.
  • But her voice, fairy-like though it is, is strong and has a unique dreamy quality to it that lends itself to a variety of different songs.
  • Used sensibly it does impart a dreamy quality, and it is worthwhile trying this effect on young ladies, or even to isolate one single flower in a garden.
Synonyms
gentle, tranquil, peaceful, relaxing, soothing, calming, lulling, romantic
1.1 informal Delightful; gorgeous: I bet he was really dreamy
More example sentences
  • Remember, Shannon is shallow, and likes only those dreamy guys, who are gorgeous.
  • He has gorgeous black hair, and these dreamy blue eyes.
  • But while the most appealing of clowns is Pierrot, pale, lean and dreamy, with cooks, at least until recently, the popular one was the fat guy.
Synonyms
wonderful, marvellous, terrific, fabulous, lovely, delightful;
attractive, appealing
informal heavenly, divine, gorgeous
2Given to or indulging in daydreaming: a dreamy boy who grew up absorbed in poetry
More example sentences
  • Baxter remains ambitious, but it is not the type to simply indulge in dreamy long-term planning.
  • At Fraserburgh Academy, the gentle, sweet-natured, dreamy boy filled jotters with costume designs and drawings, some of which are on loan to the exhibition.
  • These are the kind of observations that we are expected to swallow in a story which seeks to successfully bind a sophisticated narrator together with a dreamy young boy.
Synonyms

Derivatives

dreamily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Aberdeen supporters do not spend their every waking moment dreamily recalling events in Gothenburg in 1983.
  • You should be able to drift off dreamily after that steamy bubble bath.
  • A spaced-out teen gazes dreamily into the camera, slowly blinking her eyes.

dreaminess

2
noun
Example sentences
  • It is not difficult to imagine a Bulgarian fellow asking with a contradictory mixture of dreaminess and incipient anxiety in his voice: ‘Was that good for you too?’
  • There is something mesmerising about this movie: a story of passion and rage and frustration in which everything happens none the less in a kind of underwater dreaminess.
  • Meeting this charismatic writer and public speaker, she finally learned where she'd got her acting talent, her literary ability and her dreaminess.

Words that rhyme with dreamy

beamy, creamy, gleamy, Mimi, preemie, seamy, steamy

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