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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. resembling a dream; vague or fantastic.

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

  • adj. resembling a dream

Etymologies

dream +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

    Blended Views, Block by Block

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

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • 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.

    Miscellaneous Debris, September Edition « Screaming Blue Reviews

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • 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.

    Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

  • Staring at it with a kind of dreamlike horror, Tas saw that it was a dwarf.

    War of the Twins

  • For yet another example of the "dreamlike" suspension of reality that is everyday Washington, D.C. consider the recent announcement from union-toady, Congressman George Miller.

    GetLiberty.org

  • Salvia is available for sale at head shops across the state and is known to trigger intense hallucinations where users enter a "dreamlike" state that can last for up to 15 minutes.

    mndaily.com - all articles

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