AskDefine | Define surreal

Dictionary Definition

surreal adj
1 characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature" [syn: phantasmagoric, phantasmagorical, surrealistic]
2 resembling a dream; "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream" [syn: dreamlike]

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

surreal (more surreal, most surreal)
  1. Having the intense reality of a dream.

Translations

having the intense reality of a dream
  • Finnish: epätodellinen
  • German: surreal
  • Greek: σουρεαλιστικός (sourealistikós)

German

Adjective

  1. surreal

Extensive Definition

Surreal in general means bizarre or dreamlike. It may refer to any of the following:
surreal in Japanese: サーリアル
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