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[mass noun] The quality of being surreal; bizarreness.‘the surrealness of current events begs one to stop and think’
- ‘The very surrealness of current events begs one to stop and think about the deeper implications of it all.’
- ‘Great tension and drama, and there's a perfect Hitchcockian surrealness about this scene.’
- ‘Individuals who use this research drug feel some psychedelic effects, surrealness, distance disorientation, time bafflement, and blocked senses.’
- ‘The last shot, though lovely in its So-Cal surrealness, seems off-point and anachronistic.’
- ‘Citing life as an inspiration in itself, Ms Jennings' style reflects "versatility with a hint of surrealness".’
- ‘While that scene is obviously not a typical musical number, it does add a surrealness to the proceedings which, when married with character and story depth, can be effective.’
- ‘It's dubbed, so the words don't match, but I think this just adds to the sheer surrealness.’
- ‘Despite the surrealness of the plot, it never sways in a storm of melodrama.’
- ‘The animation (as well as the painterly differences in the animation styles) reinforced the surrealness or hyper-realness of the experience.’
- ‘Their surrealness is contained within a careful continuum in which the lyrics play off one another both rhythmically and melodically.’
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