noun spec·ter \ˈspek-tər\

: a ghost or spirit of a dead person

Full Definition of SPECTER

:  a visible disembodied spirit :  ghost
:  something that haunts or perturbs the mind :  phantasm <the specter of hunger>

Variants of SPECTER

spec·ter or spec·tre \ˈspek-tər\

Examples of SPECTER

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

Origin of SPECTER

French spectre, from Latin spectrum appearance, specter, from specere to look, look at — more at spy
First Known Use: 1605

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with SPECTER


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