Definition of surreal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈriːəl//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈriːəl//
(less frequent surrealistic) Describing art
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very strange; more like a dream than reality, with ideas and images mixed together in a strange way surreal images The play was a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. See related entries: Describing art Word Origin1930s: back-formation from surrealism.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surreal