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SURREAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surreal mean? 

SURREAL (adjective)
  The adjective SURREAL has 2 senses:

1. characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
2. resembling a dream

  Familiarity information: SURREAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURREAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

Synonyms:

phantasmagoric; phantasmagorical; surreal; surrealistic

Context examples:

a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows / the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

Similar:

unrealistic (not realistic)


Sense 2surreal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling a dream

Synonyms:

dreamlike; surreal

Context examples:

night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality / as irrational and surreal as a dream

Similar:

unreal (not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary)


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