[suh-ree-uh l, -reel]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism, an artistic and literary style; surrealistic.
- having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic: surreal complexities of the bureaucracy.
Origin of surreal
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Examples from the Web for surreally
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Surreally, a choir of high school students at the gate adjoining ours begins singing a hymnal.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
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What such tours show most surreally is that both mother and baby share a silent, symbolic, decorative role.Calm Down, Prince George Is Just a Baby
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In the surreally warm December of 2008, however, Moscovite anxiety has been rising too.Murder in Moscow
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- suggestive of surrealism; dreamlike
- the surreal the atmosphere or qualities evoked by surrealism
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Word Origin and History for surreally
1936, back-formation from surrealism.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper