Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. Of or pertaining to dreams.
adj. of or relating to or suggestive of dreams
In film theory, the term oneiric (; "pertaining to dreams") refers the depiction of dream-like states or to the use of the metaphor of a dream or the dream-state in analyzing a film. The phrase 'dream factory' "has become a household expression for the film industry".
Oneiric is the debut album by electronic musician Boxcutter (Barry Lynn). The word oneiric means "of or pertaining to dreams; resembling a dream, dreamlike".
This release established Boxcutter's experimental breaks and bass-driven style of music, which at first appraisal was labeled as dubstep because of its similar 2-step rhythms and warped basslines. However, comparisons were also drawn to IDM in that most tracks featured heavy use of effects and processed samples of live instrumentation. "Tauhid", for instance, begins with a distorted flute sample that intercuts throughout the track, while "Sunshine V.I.P." features choppy, rapid-fire beat sequencing sourced from live drums in addition to a flute melody.
Lynn says of his approach to musicmaking:
The track "Hyloz" was used in Amon Tobin's live mix set during his Foley Room tour in 2007, though it is mistakenly listed as "Grub" on the subsequent release.
Usage examples of "oneiric".
Perhaps others had shared the dream: he could not decide if he hoped for that confirmation of his oneiric power or dreaded its corroboration.
It mattered little either way: Davyd was afraid of water, and in this oneiric state it represented a terror as great as that of burning.
Flysse a reasonable explanation, and it was soon obvious that Davyd was uncomfortable enough speaking of his oneiric experiences that she accepted his reasons and said no more.
He woke frightened then, crying out into the darkness of the sweat tent, and would have gone out and warned Chakthi that such danger as neither he nor the akaman could imagine came upon them and would destroy them, but he knew that was not what Chakthi wanted to hear and so forced himself to a semblance of calm and set more stones on the fire and ate more pahe root and returned to the oneiric world.
They came more frequently, and bloodier, as he saw his oneiric shadows rampage through the streets.
It was not easy: words were too precise for such amorphous things, too limiting when the oneiric images flickered and shifted and were, anyway, composed more of emotion than any substantial matter.
He could not understand how he had failed, save all had been some weird, oneiric design to bring them to this impasse.
Dreams of safety at first, as if whatever power shaped his oneiric visions would reassure him this sanctuary was sound.
It wa,s not easy: words were too precise for such amorphous things, too limiting when the oneiric images flickered and shifted and were, anyway, composed more of emotion than any substantial matter.
The grasping of the tongue is alone a sure sign, the forcible restraint of speech being, of course, the third of the seven great oneiric portents.
Paul if he ever took the dreams to NORA, the computer for the National Oneiric Registration Agency.
Joan had rushed to the Canal Street branch of the National Oneiric Registration Agency to run the dream through their computers.
Others seemed references: oneiric nods to solid places, cities and towns and villages as real as New Crobuzon, with architecture and argots that Isaac had not seen or heard.
Sky was clouding: the green light deepened, drowning the island of Malta and the island of Fausto and Elena hopelessly deeper in its oneiric chill.
But others are upset by the constant oneiric noise and dislike spending even a few nights in a metropolis.