Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling a dream; ethereal or vague.
  • adjective Given to daydreams or reverie.
  • adjective Soothing and serene.
  • adjective Informal Inspiring delight; wonderful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of dreams; given to dreaming; relating to or associated with dreams; giving rise to dreams: as, dreamy moods.
  • Having the characteristics of a dream; consisting of or resembling idle imaginations; dream-like; vague; indistinct; visionary: as, he led a dreamy existence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abounding in dreams or given to dreaming; appropriate to, or like, dreams; visionary.
  • adjective soothing; restful.
  • adjective informal Like what one dreams of; wonderful; delightful; marvelous; ideal.
  • adjective Prone to indulge in fantasy or daydreaming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective As in a dream; resembling a dream.
  • adjective colloquial sexy; handsome; attractive
  • adjective having a pleasant or romantic atmosphere

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

  • adjective dreamy in mood or nature
  • adjective lacking spirit or liveliness

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Examples

  • Throw in a New York Times crossword puzzle and a can of mixed nuts, and that's what I call a dreamy day.

    Take Another Swing

  • “Hell,” her mother says, examining the wound the way she always examines her face, with her lips parted and her forehead scrunched, her chin tilted upward and her expression dreamy, as if blurring her eyes, seducing her reflected image.

    Some Fun

  • “Hell,” her mother says, examining the wound the way she always examines her face, with her lips parted and her forehead scrunched, her chin tilted upward and her expression dreamy, as if blurring her eyes, seducing her reflected image.

    Some Fun

  • “Hell,” her mother says, examining the wound the way she always examines her face, with her lips parted and her forehead scrunched, her chin tilted upward and her expression dreamy, as if blurring her eyes, seducing her reflected image.

    Some Fun

  • He blamed the fairy tales of her childhood, the influence of her school companions, the poetry and novels of later years as the chief causes of what he called her dreamy ways and romantic nonsense, and he determined that Marjory should be very differently brought up.

    Hunter's Marjory A Story for Girls

  • And with all the ritzy, high-profile hotels in dreamy Istanbul, his small hotel is one of the top rated -- because of him.

    Dr. Irene S. Levine: Life is a Trip: Finding Friends in Strange Places

  • And with all the ritzy, high-profile hotels in dreamy Istanbul, his small hotel is one of the top rated -- because of him.

    Dr. Irene S. Levine: Life is a Trip: Finding Friends in Strange Places

  • And with all the ritzy, high-profile hotels in dreamy Istanbul, his small hotel is one of the top rated -- because of him.

    Dr. Irene S. Levine: Life is a Trip: Finding Friends in Strange Places

  • And with all the ritzy, high-profile hotels in dreamy Istanbul, his small hotel is one of the top rated -- because of him.

    Dr. Irene S. Levine: Life is a Trip: Finding Friends in Strange Places

  • And with all the ritzy, high-profile hotels in dreamy Istanbul, his small hotel is one of the top rated -- because of him.

    Dr. Irene S. Levine: Life is a Trip: Finding Friends in Strange Places

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