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1. ethereal

adjective. ['ɪˈθɪriːəl'] characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air.

Synonyms

  • aeriform
  • aerial
  • insubstantial
  • aery
  • airy
  • unsubstantial

Antonyms

  • realistic
  • unreality
  • natural
  • sincere

Etymology

  • aetherius (Latin)
  • αἰθέριος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Ethereal

  • antibacterial
  • biomaterial
  • managerial
  • immaterial
  • bacterial
  • venereal
  • material
  • imperial
  • arterial
  • serial
  • cereal

How do you pronounce ethereal?

Pronounce ethereal as ɪˈθɪriəl.

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Sentences with ethereal


1. Adjective
A single silver wall behind a red couch is ethereal.

2. Verb, base form
Create a romantic or ethereal atmosphere by choosing a nighttime outdoor theme.

3. Noun, singular or mass
With their ethereal and delicate beauty, orchids can communicate wishes for love, fertility and many children.

Quotes about ethereal


1. A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing.
- Garrison Keillor

2. In the liquid amber within the ivory porcelain, the initiated may touch the sweet reticence of Confucius, the piquancy of Laotse, and the ethereal aroma of Sakyamuni himself.
- Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea

2. ethereal

adjective. ['ɪˈθɪriːəl'] characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy.

Synonyms

  • gossamer

Antonyms

  • real
  • genuine

Etymology

  • aetherius (Latin)
  • αἰθέριος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. ethereal

adjective. ['ɪˈθɪriːəl'] of heaven or the spirit.

Synonyms

  • heavenly
  • supernal

Antonyms

  • insubstantiality
  • material
  • solid

Etymology

  • aetherius (Latin)
  • αἰθέριος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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