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dreamy

[dree-mee] /ˈdri mi/
adjective, dreamier, dreamiest.
1.
of the nature of or characteristic of dreams; visionary.
2.
vague; dim.
3.
soothing; restful; quieting:
dreamy music.
4.
given to daydreaming or reverie.
5.
abounding in dreams; characterized by or causing dreams.
6.
Informal. wonderful; marvelous:
He has a dreamy new convertible.
Origin of dreamy
1560-1570
1560-70; dream + -y1
Related forms
dreamily, adverb
dreaminess, noun
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Examples from the Web for dreamiest
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  • But scenes they must be; not even Pater at his dreamiest can tell a story without incident particularized and caught in the act.

    The Craft of Fiction Percy Lubbock
  • She was the demurest, dreamiest of the three girls; the most of a woman, and the least of a talker.

    The Old Folks' Party Edward Bellamy
  • Her dress was the wing of the sacred beetle, and whenever the wind stirred it played the dreamiest of music.

    The Upward Path Various
  • But while he was a-circling about with her he was the dreamiest looking one you ever seen.

    Santa F's Partner Thomas A. Janvier
  • Chopin, at his dreamiest and most contemplative, can employ them with unfailing effect.

  • Rome has found a place for the dreamiest mystic or the noisiest ranter--found a place and found a sphere of useful labour.

    The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp
British Dictionary definitions for dreamiest

dreamy

/ˈdriːmɪ/
adjective dreamier, dreamiest
1.
vague or impractical
2.
resembling a dream in quality
3.
relaxing; gentle: dreamy music
4.
(informal) wonderful
5.
having dreams, esp daydreams
Derived Forms
dreamily, adverb
dreaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for dreamiest

dreamy

adj.

1560s, "full of dreams," from dream + -y (2). Meaning "perfect, ideal," attested from 1941, American English teen slang. Cf. dreamboat "romantically desirable person;" dream girl (1903).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dreamiest

dreamy

adjective

Very desirable; beautiful: What a dreamy house you've got! (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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