[ dreem-tahym ]
/ ˈdrimˌtaɪm /
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(often initial capital letter) the ancient time of the creation of all things by sacred ancestors, whose spirits continue into the present, as conceived in Australian Aboriginal mythology.
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Also called alcheringa, the dreaming .
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Example sentences from the Web for dreamtime
Living in a sort of dreamtime characterizes experience now, as the Moon is void-of-course a few times this week.
The evidence of the Arunta legends as to the customs of the Alcheringa, or 'dreamtime,' is 'such stuff as dreams are made of.'Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for dreamtime
/ (ˈdriːmtaɪm) /
Also called: alchera (ˈæltʃərə), alcheringa (in the mythology of Australian Aboriginal peoples) a mythical Golden Age of the past
Australian informal any remote period, out of touch with the actualities of the present
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