adjective, dream·i·er, dream·i·est.

of the nature of or characteristic of dreams; visionary.
vague; dim.
soothing; restful; quieting: dreamy music.
given to daydreaming or reverie.
abounding in dreams; characterized by or causing dreams.
Informal. wonderful; marvelous: He has a dreamy new convertible.

Origin of dreamy

First recorded in 1560–70; dream + -y1
Related formsdream·i·ly, adverbdream·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for dreamiest

Historical Examples of dreamiest

  • 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

  • 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

  • Her dress was the wing of the sacred beetle, and whenever the wind stirred it played the dreamiest of music.

  • But scenes they must be; not even Pater at his dreamiest can tell a story without incident particularized and caught in the act.

  • Chopin, at his dreamiest and most contemplative, can employ them with unfailing effect.

British Dictionary definitions for dreamiest


adjective dreamier or dreamiest

vague or impractical
resembling a dream in quality
relaxing; gentledreamy music
informal wonderful
having dreams, esp daydreams
Derived Formsdreamily, adverbdreaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for dreamiest



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).

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