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  • n. The characteristic of being dreamy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being dreamy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being dreamy, or given to reverie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a relaxed comfortable feeling


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  • Ironically, at this show, gracefuleigh overheard college girls discussing Paul Giamatti's general dreaminess, which is the sort of news I could have used back in the day, being more balding and petulant than tall and Wolverinish.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • But their dreaminess is a case of form meeting function; her films are about vagueness, her characters typically in transition and stymied by uncertainty.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Looking at the slim figure moving in the shimmering light, a kind of dreaminess to her presence, Figg shook his head.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It starts off, doesn't it, with that kind of dreaminess you get when you're killing time, getting bored, you know, just making things up, and then gradually grows to a sort of climax of hallucinatory despair.

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • She would have them the most successful in a quality as far removed as might be from that quality of troubled dreaminess which is the best of the dramas of

    Irish Plays and Playwrights

  • Her last words were said with a kind of dreaminess, as though they had no purpose; but though she sat now idly looking into the valley beneath, I could see that her eyes had a peculiar glance, which was presently turned on Roscoe, then withdrawn again.

    Mrs. Falchion, Volume 2.

  • Her last words were said with a kind of dreaminess, as though they had no purpose; but though she sat now idly looking into the valley beneath,

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete

  • The cheerful, decided, and practical nature of Rameses was averse to every kind of dreaminess or self-absorption, and no one had ever seen him, even in hours of extreme weariness, give himself up to vague and melancholy brooding; but now he would often sit gazing at the ground in wrapt meditation, and start like an awakened sleeper when his reverie was disturbed by the requirements of the outer world around him.

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Volume 09

  • Runion's got that whole sensitive charmer thing down pat, the kind of dreaminess that makes you feel as if he's singing just to you and for the ladies that's never a bad thing.


  • This is only me, of course, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it is written with dislike of the female wraith, and is trying to mimic the kind of dreaminess of T.V. female M. C.’s who are raptured by the fame of mediocre singers onstage who are full of baloney.

    A BEDTIME STORY FOR BREEZY • by Kevin Shamel


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