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
Related formsdream·i·ly, adverbdream·i·ness, noun
First recorded in 1560–70; dream
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Examples from the Web for dreamily
Historical Examples of dreamily
"Amanthis," repeated the child, dreamily, as she leaned against his knee.
"That's the way she looked the first time I ever saw her," said the Colonel, dreamily.
"I like to think of the children at Wren's End," Fay said dreamily.
"A living brother is more to her than a dead mother," said Philip dreamily.
He had toyed with the fancy, dreamily almost as men build their castles in Spain.
British Dictionary definitions for dreamily
Derived Formsdreamily, adverbdreaminess, noun adjective dreamier or dreamiest
- vague or impractical
- resembling a dream in quality
- relaxing; gentledreamy music
- informal wonderful
- having dreams, esp daydreams
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Word Origin and History for dreamily
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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