adjective Date: 1925 1. of or relating to surrealism 2. having a strange dreamlike atmosphere or quality like that of a surrealist painting • surrealistically adverb

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  • surrealistic — sur|real|is|tic [səˌrıəˈlıstık] adj 1.) seeming very strange because of a combination of many unusual, unrelated events, images etc 2.) relating to surrealism >surrealistically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • surrealistic — sur·re·al·is·tic || sə‚rɪə lɪstɪk adj. pertaining to surrealism, having surreal qualities (such as distortion, dreamlike qualities, etc); dreamlike, strange, unreal …   English contemporary dictionary

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