Surreal definition

sə-rēəl
Of or like a dream; fantastic, hallucinatory, bizarre, etc.
adjective
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Having an oddly dreamlike quality.
adjective
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Having qualities attributed to or associated with surrealism.
adjective
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The definition of surreal is seeming like a dream or fantasy.

An example of surreal is the experience of seeing a spirit.

adjective
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Of, related to, or characteristic of surrealism.
adjective
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Resembling a dream: fantastic and incongruous.
adjective
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(mathematics) Surreal number.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
surreal
Plural:
surreals

Origin of surreal

  • Back-formation from surrealism

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from surrealism.

    From Wiktionary