What is the meaning of surreal?


  • Characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions.
    • usage: "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows-J. C. Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature"
  • Resembling a dream.
    • usage: "night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality"; "as irrational and surreal as a dream"
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