Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or abounding in day-dreams; given to building castles in the air.

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Examples

  • "I loved the day-dreamy quality," he said of the film.

    A Rhythm in Its Ear and a Song in Its Heart

  • In a day-dreamy fictional monolog titled The Anthologist, Baker's poetic hero Paul Chowder gives one man's complete set of answers to questions we've asked in "whose words these are."

    Christopher Lydon: The Anthologist: Pining For The Four-Beat Rhythm Poem

  • The film follows small-time crook Terry, who, fleeing the scene of a botched robbery, is forced to leave a bag of cash with day-dreamy travel agent Meredith.

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  • Some teachers used to tell my parents that I was too day-dreamy and remote, and I got upset because I knew it was true.

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  • Some teachers used to tell my parents that I was too day-dreamy and remote, and I got upset because I knew it was true.

    Subjective "Truths"

  • Eddie glanced toward Susannah, but she was sitting astride Roland's hip and looking at the numeric diamond with a day-dreamy expression on her face.

    The Waste Lands

  • There is a cheerful, sunshiny, breezy spirit, that prevails everywhere, strongly contrasted with the close, hot, day-dreamy continuity of Richardson.

    Criticisms and Interpretations. I. By William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Instead, the Brooklyn duo finds a balance between melancholy and day-dreamy romanticism, as it establishes a gothic, moody take on familiar boy-girl pop vocal harmonies.

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  • There is a cheerful, sun-shiny, breezy spirit that prevails everywhere, strongly contrasted with the close, hot, day-dreamy continuity of Richardson.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • Their welcoming arrangement of warm, wispy and day-dreamy vocals that blend into the melodic guitar noise sometimes with droning distortion and the occasional use of organ, cello and other sounds is accommodating and unpretentious.

    Austinist

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