revery

[ rev-uh-ree ]
/ ˈrɛv ə ri /
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noun, plural rev·er·ies.


Nearby words

  1. reversionist,
  2. reverso,
  3. revert,
  4. revertant,
  5. reverter,
  6. revest,
  7. revet,
  8. revetment,
  9. review,
  10. review copy

reverie

or rev·er·y

[ 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.

Origin of reverie

1325–75; Middle English < Old French reverie, derivative of rever to speak wildly. See 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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