Learner dictionary definition of SURREAL: very strange or unusual: having the quality of a dream
a surreal atmosphere/experience
The whole thing was completely surreal.
If you have ever seen a David Lynch film, you already know what surreal is…
If you have ever seen one of Salvador Dali’s paintings you already know what surreal is..
“Surreal is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year because it was looked up more frequently by users in 2016 than it was in previous years.”
Lots of surreal things happened in 2016..
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