Definition of reverie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrevəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrevəri//
[countable, uncountable] (formal)
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a state of thinking about pleasant things, almost as though you are dreaming synonym daydream She was jolted out of her reverie as the door opened. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from obsolete French resverie, from Old French reverie ‘rejoicing, revelry’, from rever ‘be delirious’, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples She was jolted out of her reverie by the door opening. Simon seemed to be in some sort of reverie. This was no time for reverie.
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