I have looked up this word in 8 or 9 dictionaries. No dictionary gives many examples, so I am finding it a bit hard to use this word in my own sentences.
Macmillan’s explanation of the word is:
something surreal is so strange that you cannot believe it is real
These surreal events eventually led to police arresting the teacher in her classroom.
Longman’s explanation is:
a situation or experience that is surreal is very strange and difficult to understand, like something from a dream
The house was a surreal mixture of opulence and decay.
Now I’m trying to use the word in my own way. Have I used the word “surreal” correctly in the following sentences?
- It’s a surreal world. (like weird)
- He is by nature surreal.
- They’ve got a surreal dog which doesn't bark at strangers.
Do you have any examples—or, better still, any explanation—to describe this word?
Is it a positive or a negative word exactly?