Definition of ethereal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//iˈθɪəriəl//
; NAmE NAmE//iˈθɪriəl//
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extremely delicate and light; seeming to belong to another, more spiritual, world ethereal music her ethereal beauty In a translucent sky, the domes and spires of the city looked almost ethereal. Word Originearly 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek aitherios (from aithēr ‘ether’) + -al.
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