Here's an example. Say you take a 25˚C solution of NaCl, and lower the temperature suddenly. The equilibrium constant (solubility product) is immediately decreased, so ions start to join together into ionic compounds that float freely in the solvent before settling to the bottom. (In some cases they may be visible as precipitate.)
Can we refer to these free-floating ionic compounds as "dissolved" solute?
Does "XY(aq)" (the aqueous solution of an ionic compound) seem like a good description of this state?