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spectral

[ spek-truh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF spectral

Synonyms for spectral

  • eerie
  • shadowy
  • apparitional
  • haunted
  • illusory
  • phantasmal
  • phantom
  • scary
  • spiritual
  • spooky
  • supernatural
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPECTRAL

A web of spectral blue light had enveloped the abandoned scout.

"The dark blur on the spectral lines," old Parrish muttered.

She was as pale as the spectral lilacs, whose perfume floated about them.

Their spectral indices may however be determined, as will be seen later.

We find that the number of stars increases with the spectral index.

And I felt like a disembodied being in this spectral atmosphere.

The spectral wraiths of ten thousand of the enemy were staring.

On the contrary, they did authorize the "admission" of spectral evidence.

Then your Majesty is of the opinion that this is actually a case of a spectral apparition?

Your father's ghost called you; my mother's spectral hand beckoned me.

WORD ORIGIN

1718, "capable of seeing spectres;" 1815, "ghostly;" from spectre + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to a spectrum" is 1832, from stem of spectrum + -al (1).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPECTRAL

cadaverous

adjectivepale, corpselike

imaginary

adjectivefictitious, invented
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