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ethereal

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adjective ethe·re·al \i-ˈthir-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of ethereal

  • : in heaven

  • : resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world

  • : very delicate

Full Definition of ethereal

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the regions beyond the earth b :  celestial, heavenly c :  unworldly, spiritual

  2. 2 a :  lacking material substance :  immaterial, intangible b :  marked by unusual delicacy or refinement <this smallest, most ethereal, and daintiest of birds — William Beebe> c :  suggesting the heavens or heaven

  3. 3 :  relating to, containing, or resembling a chemical ether

ethe·re·al·i·ty play \-ˌthir-ē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
ethe·re·al·i·za·tion play \-ē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
ethe·re·al·ize play \-ˈthir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb
ethe·re·al·ly play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
ethe·re·al·ness noun

Examples of ethereal

  1. The windows give the church an ethereal glow.

  2. <that ethereal attribute that every performer should have—charisma>



1513

First Known Use of ethereal

1513


ETHEREAL Defined for Kids

ethereal

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adjective ethe·re·al \i-ˈthir-ē-əl\

Definition of ethereal

  1. 1 :  suggesting heaven or the heavens <ethereal music>

  2. 2 :  very delicate :  airy




Medical Dictionary

ethereal

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adjective ethe·re·al \i-ˈthir-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of ethereal

  1. :  relating to, containing, or resembling a chemical ether





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