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1. ephemeral

adjective. ['ɪˈfɛmɝəl'] lasting a very short time.

Synonyms

  • transient
  • short-lived
  • impermanent
  • passing
  • transitory
  • temporary

Antonyms

  • immanent
  • stable
  • impermanence
  • infinite

Etymology

  • ephemerus (Latin)
  • ἐφήμερος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Ephemeral

  • femoral

How do you pronounce ephemeral?

Pronounce ephemeral as ɪˈfɛmərəl.

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Sentences with ephemeral


1. Adjective
In regards to the second point, the Dadaists emphasized the fleeting and ephemeral character of the art object.

Quotes about ephemeral


1. Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
- Eva Green

2. Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.
- Stefan Zweig

3. In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
- Brian Eno

2. ephemeral

noun. ['ɪˈfɛmɝəl'] anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form.

Synonyms

  • ephemeron

Antonyms

  • careful
  • failing

Etymology

  • ephemerus (Latin)
  • ἐφήμερος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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