phan·​tas·​ma fan-ˈtaz-mə How to pronounce phantasma (audio)
plural phantasmata fan-ˈtaz-mə-tə How to pronounce phantasma (audio)

Word History


borrowed from Latin, "ghost, apparition" — more at phantasm

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phantasma was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Phantasma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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