Usage English (Rare)
Pronounced Pron. REV-ə-ree
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Contributor Contrib.bluedahlia on 9/14/2011
Last Editor EditorLMS on 8/11/2016
As a noun, it has been used since 1325 and is Middle English meaning "daydream" or, more literally, "fanciful musing", from Old French reverie which was derived from rever meaning "to speak wildly." As a name, there are some instances of usage in the mid to late 1800s, but it is still relatively rare, with 7 babies named Reverie in 2012.