Definitions

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  • adjective resembling a dream; vague or fantastic.

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  • adjective Like something from a dream; having a sense of vagueness, insubstantiality, or incongruousness.

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  • adjective resembling a dream

Etymologies

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dream +‎ -like

Examples

  • Photographer, Stephanie De Rouge, captures the entire length of Broadway in dreamlike overlapping images.

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  • David Mellon's mysterious paintings and drawings have been described as dreamlike, creepy and bursting with humanity.

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  • David Mellon's mysterious paintings and drawings have been described as dreamlike, creepy and bursting with humanity.

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  • Lang directs the 1956 film with a kind of dreamlike detachment, keeping the characters in close proximity to one another even as they never really establish meaningful contact, even when intimate.

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  • In Ghost in Love, Carroll does this again, but even moreso, using a kind of dreamlike fluidity to constantly rewrite the rules of his world and its magic as evil and good tear apart the lives of Ben, German, Pilot and Ling and the people around them.

    Boing Boing

  • Mr. Sher promised a "dreamlike" production, and once in a while, generically "surreal" things happen.

    The Real Offenbach

  • Mr. Sher promised a "dreamlike" production, and once in a while, generically "surreal" things happen.

    The Real Offenbach

  • Despite Ebert's praise of the "dreamlike" qualities of black-and-white, it cannot show the full range of our dreams.

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  • Despite Ebert's praise of the "dreamlike" qualities of black-and-white, it cannot show the full range of our dreams.

    Why I love color (but not colorization)

  • Finally, it was time to go—Parker and I had had a memorable experience, a kind of dreamlike twenty-four hours—being with the president and first lady is very special.

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