seraph

noun

ser·​aph ˈser-əf How to pronounce seraph (audio)
plural seraphim ˈser-ə-ˌfim How to pronounce seraph (audio)
-ˌfēm
or seraphs

Examples of seraph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But then there’s the messy truth, which is that Sofi and Eileen aren’t actually ends of a symbolic continuum, but whole people, echoing and reflecting each other, containing monster and seraph and all that lies between. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 12 Sep. 2023 Foul-mouthed seraph Ashnikko first strikes viewers with her long blue pigtails and ethereal humanoid beauty. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2021 Beyond this seraph, past the Sanctuary and the Zen Den and down a long and dark corridor, is the Library. Andrew Nusca, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2018 From devout Christian Jimmy Novak to a seraph, Castiel (Misha Collins) has been put through his paces alongside the Winchesters. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, 11 July 2017

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Word History

Etymology

assumed singular of Hebrew śĕrāphīm

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seraph was in 1667

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Cite this Entry

“Seraph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seraph. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

seraph

noun
ser·​aph ˈser-əf How to pronounce seraph (audio)
plural seraphim -ə-ˌfim How to pronounce seraph (audio) or seraphs
seraphic
sə-ˈraf-ik
adjective

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