seraphic

adjective

se·​raph·​ic sə-ˈra-fik How to pronounce seraphic (audio)
1
: of or relating to seraphim
… the immortal / Choir of Heaven's seraphic host.Luther C. Riggs
2
: suggestive of or resembling a seraphim or angel : angelic
a seraphic smile/voice
seraphic beauty
"You believe it all, I suppose?" she asked with seraphic gravity.Edith Wharton
As I stepped out of the Ataturk airport in the euphoria of homecoming, I noticed a tombstone-like tablet. It was bathed in a seraphic light …Busra Eskara
seraphically adverb

Examples of seraphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Groff was marking time by slowly twirling, again and again, with a seraphic smile. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 8 Dec. 2022 Seated by the window of her New York apartment, Gomez appears via video call in a red flannel button-up shirt and gold hoops, which sharpen the edges of her soft, seraphic profile. Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Medieval Latin seraphicus, from Late Latin seraphim seraphim + -icus -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of seraphic was in 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Seraphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seraphic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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