ghostly

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adjective ghost·ly \ˈgōst-lē\

Definition of ghostly

ghostlier

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ghostliest

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the soul :  spiritual

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a ghost :  spectral

ghostliness

noun

ghostly

adverb

Examples of ghostly in a Sentence

  1. A ghostly figure appears in the house at night.

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First Known Use of ghostly

before 12th century


GHOSTLY Defined for English Language Learners

ghostly

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adjective

Definition of ghostly for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a ghost : suggesting a ghost


GHOSTLY Defined for Kids

ghostly

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adjective ghost·ly \ˈgōst-lē\

Definition of ghostly for Students

ghostlier

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ghostliest

  1. :  of, relating to, or like a ghost … there were ghostly eyes intently fixed upon him … — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


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