of or relating to dreams.

Origin of oneiric

1855–60; < Greek óneir(os) dream + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for oneiric

Contemporary Examples of oneiric

  • I prefer to write first drafts as soon as possible after waking, so that the oneiric inscape is still present to me.

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    Will Self: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    January 9, 2013

  • The effect is an oneiric blend on his computer screen that he moves through, struggling with the touchpad mouse.

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    Baryshnikov Unbound

    Ross Kenneth Urken

    May 17, 2009

Historical Examples of oneiric

British Dictionary definitions for oneiric



of or relating to dreams
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Word Origin and History for oneiric

1859, from Greek oneiros "a dream" (see oneiro-) + -ic.

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Medicine definitions for oneiric




Of, relating to, or suggestive of dreams.
Of, relating to, or characterizing the clinical state of oneirophrenia.
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