1. ghostly

adjective. ['ˈgoʊstli'] resembling or characteristic of a phantom.


  • apparitional
  • phantasmal
  • supernatural
  • spiritual
  • spectral


  • real
  • profane
  • corporeal
  • worldly


  • gostly (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Ghostly

  • mostly

Sentences with ghostly

1. Adverb
With such a long history, many rumors circulate about ghostly inhabitants and happenings at the inn.

2. Adjective
The ghostly tours run Friday and Saturday nights, at 7:30 p.m., and require advanced reservations.

Quotes about ghostly

1. A ghostly smile flickered across his face. "If you weren't so psychotic, you'd be fun to hang around.""Funny, I feel that way about you too."He didn't say anything else, but the smile grew, and he walked away.
- Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

2. It hardly matters why a library is destroyed: every banning, curtailment, shredding, plunder or loot gives rise (at least as a ghostly presence) to a louder, clearer, more durable library of the banned, looted, plundered, shredded or curtailed.
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night