Definition of spacey in English:


(also spacy)


  • 1Unaware of one's surroundings or in a state of euphoria, especially as a result of taking drugs.

    ‘I remember babbling, high and spacey’
    • ‘Then, the other day I was driving back to the office after taping my radio show, feeling a little tired and spacey but generally okay.’
    • ‘And do you know, I'm still a bit spacey, and can't think of anything to write.’
    • ‘During my normal awake hours, I found myself feeling spacey sometimes.’
    • ‘I offer to pick up things at the grocery store, or loan her the groceries she was too spacy to buy for herself.’
    • ‘There is something dreamy, even spacey, about Williams.’
    • ‘My doctor gave me some pretty heavy-duty cough syrup and it helps but it makes me feel all woozy and spacy.’
    • ‘It was rather disconcerting sitting with my eyes closed for so long and I started to feel really out of body and spacey.’
    • ‘I've had an insanely busy day here, and I was listening to the latest album but it was just making me kind of listless and spacy.’
    • ‘For herself, she was disorganised, spacey, as she remembers it, and found it difficult remembering where her stuff was between the two houses.’
    • ‘I was already a little spacy and now this makes it worse.’
    1. 1.1 (of popular, especially electronic music) drifting and ethereal.
      ‘a spacey ballad’
      ‘spacey synths’
      • ‘There are also some gentle and spacey atmospheric pieces to offset the raging, jazzy rock that predominates.’
      • ‘It has a simple, hypnotic riff repeated over a wide-open, reverbed-out rhythm section, topped off by some woozy synth strings for a pleasingly spacey effect.’
      • ‘It then simmers down into a spacy section featuring the gongs before the other instruments rejoin with a guiro for the climax.’
      • ‘Edinburgh's psychedelic guitar-noir noiseniks deliver a diverse range of trippy sounds and spacey pop on this, their fourth longplayer.’
      • ‘The CD is a combination of spacey sitar samples, keyboard textures, and funk grooves.’
      • ‘It's a spacey, contemplative flavor that dovetails nicely with the album's title.’
      • ‘Here's another spacey, chill-out electronic album that features a DJ / producer and a sweet-sounding female vocalist.’
      • ‘Stripped of its heavy rock guitars in favour of spacey drums, bass, and synthesised horns, the song's vitriolic verses guide us between a chorus that sounds even more like a football terrace anthem than it did eight years ago.’
      • ‘The music became spacey and the vocals are like a child whispering cynical nothings in your ear.’
      • ‘Their spacey sound veers between warm vintage pop and cold electronic music.’
      • ‘The fuzzed-out riffs and the spacey dreamy licks are marvelously played throughout the record.’
      • ‘Basically, it feels like any of their other albums, complete with covers and long spacey instrumentals, except with more songs you already know.’
      • ‘Their musical development is practically nonexistent - the group's spacey, synth-spiked brand of hypercharged guitar rock has remained basically unchanged for years.’
      • ‘The second track is more promising, bringing spacey keyboards and almost mumbled vocals to great, almost hypnotic effect.’
      • ‘For better or worse, such earthly signposts work to ground the music's spacey ambience.’
      • ‘It flows with an enviable ease, featuring slow, bass-heavy beats accompanied by spacey keyboard combinations and soulful, funky guitar chords.’
      • ‘What I have started tracking for the next record is more spacey and dissonant than I thought it was going to turn out.’
      • ‘The first song starts with a spacey, slow, swing groove on a bass and guitar ostinato and breaks into a medium swing feel with fairly static harmony.’
      • ‘Covering the underrated early period of the band, the sounds are spacey, spacious and determinedly sprawling.’
      • ‘The spacey grooves of the title track and the hushed melodies of the second single are pleasant enough, but simply don't resonate as strongly.’