reverie

[ rev-uh-ree ]
/ ˈrɛv ə ri /

noun

a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.
a daydream.
a fantastic, visionary, or impractical idea: reveries that will never come to fruition.
Music. an instrumental composition of a vague and dreamy character.

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Origin of reverie

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, from Old French reverie, resverie, derivative of rever, resver, raver “to speak wildly, wander, dream”; see origin at rave1, -ery
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reverie

revery

/ (ˈrɛvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

an act or state of absent-minded daydreamingto fall into a reverie
a piece of instrumental music suggestive of a daydream
archaic a fanciful or visionary notion; daydream

Word Origin for reverie

C14: from Old French resverie wildness, from resver to behave wildly, of uncertain origin; see rave 1
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