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specter

noun spec·ter \ˈspek-tər\

Simple Definition of specter

  • : a ghost or spirit of a dead person

Full Definition of specter

  1. 1 :  a visible disembodied spirit :  ghost

  2. 2 :  something that haunts or perturbs the mind :  phantasm <the specter of hunger>

Examples of specter

  1. <feeling so terrified that every shadow became a specter>



Variants of specter

or spec·tre play \ˈspek-tər\

Origin of specter

French spectre, from Latin spectrum appearance, specter, from specere to look, look at — more at spy


First Known Use: 1605

Rhymes with specter




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