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Of, relating to, or suggestive of dreams.

[Greek oneiros, dream + -ic.]


of or relating to dreams


(oʊˈnaɪ rɪk)

of or pertaining to dreams.
[1855–60; < Greek óneir(os) dream + -ic]
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Adj.1.oneiric - of or relating to or suggestive of dreams
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Notably, Isenberg observes that consequences of this fly-by-night mode of production, like discontinuities in mise-en-scene and mismatched editing, often lent the film an oneiric quality that reinforced the brutality and fatalism of the story.
Yet in spite of its decidedly oneiric quality, the scene presents the two characters in a direct, straightforward manner.
Within the context of the cathedral (and with William Blake's spiralling staircase in mind), the precedent here is clearly Jacob's Ladder, that oneiric conduit between Earth and Heaven.
With Open Your Eyes(1997), Amenabar surpassed the always difficult challenge that can be a second film, it was a hypnotic and oneiric thriller starring Penelope Cruz, Eduardo Noriega and Najwa Nimri that would amaze Tom Cruise.
Dreams (musings, oneiric visions) combine with (real) life in order to accomplish the (ideal) dreams.
As the play unfolds, the absurd and the oneiric heighten the "almost surrealist nature of this work," as Fau puts it in the bonus interview.
precarious but plausible equilibrium, oneiric yet pregnant with meaning.
McGuckian typically uses elaborate, complex images and situates her characters in situations both oneiric and, sometimes, straightforward.
The British surrealists' fixations on religion and class come across strongly, and the tension between oneiric fantasia and rationalistic abstraction --in some ways the motor of British surrealist painting--is kept in view throughout.
Art should be irrational, oneiric and contradictory.
Among specific topics are the setting for enchantment, theological grace and sublime grace, ecstatic visions, canons of the aura, places of apparition, flight and the wave, silences of the cloister and the garden, elegance and delicateness, loveliness and resplendence, the oneiric and the marvelous, and the mourning of art in the modern age.
On one level we have the story of an abused child struggling to find a way out--but Jackson finds an oneiric intensity in this famiiiar narrative, which he portrays not a progressive series of self-realizations but a series of advances and retreats, dislocations, erasures.