[ dree-mee ]
/ ˈdri mi /

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.

Nearby words

  1. dreamlike,
  2. dreamscape,
  3. dreamt,
  4. dreamtime,
  5. dreamwork,
  6. dreamy state,
  7. drear,
  8. dreariness,
  9. dreary,
  10. dreck

Origin of dreamy

First recorded in 1560–70; dream + -y1

Related formsdream·i·ly, adverbdream·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dreaminess


/ (ˈdriːmɪ) /

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 dreaminess



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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