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dreamscape

[dreem-skeyp] /ˈdrimˌskeɪp/
noun
1.
a dreamlike, often surrealistic scene.
2.
a painting depicting such a scene.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; dream + -scape
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Examples from the web for dreamscape
  • Her newest mural re-creates a dreamscape on a local motel.
  • The audience spends a few minutes in reality before being vaulted into a jarring, creature-filled dreamscape.
  • The computer helps evoke this dreamscape but does not intrude upon it or weigh it down with digital glory.
  • The mind meanders, slipping from one impression to another, from reality to memory to dreamscape and back again.
  • It is as if the audience had wandered into a vivid dreamscape in which everything appears significant but nothing is meaningful.
  • The aquatic dreamscape of theater piece manages to be both awe-inspiring and widely accessible.
  • Home is privatized by its gated entrance and occupies expansive usable grounds for you to complete your wine country dreamscape.
  • The gap between federal dreamscape and physical reality grows wider every day.
Word Origin and History for dreamscape
n.

1959, from dream + -scape, from landscape, etc. First attested in a Sylvia Plath poem.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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