• enPR: rĕʹvə-rē, IPA: /ˈɹɛvəɹi/


  1. A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream. [1657]
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess, Canto VII, lines 107-108
      we sat / But spoke not, rapt in nameless reverie, […]
  2. An extravagant conceit of the imagination; a vision.
    • Joseph Addison
      If the minds of men were laid open, we should see but little difference between that of the wise man and that of the fool; there are infinite reveries and numberless extravagancies pass through both.
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reverie (plural reveries)

  1. (archaic) A caper, a frolic; merriment. [mid 14th Century]

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