ethereal

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 /ɪˈθɪərɪəl/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
e•the•re•al /ɪˈθɪriəl/USA pronunciation adj. 

    light;
    airy;
    extremely delicate: ethereal beauty.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ethereal /ɪˈθɪərɪəl/ adj
  1. extremely delicate or refined; exquisite
  2. almost as light as air; impalpable; airy
  3. celestial or spiritual
  4. of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl ether: an ethereal solution
  5. of or relating to the ether
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin aethereus, from Greek aitherios, from aithēr ether

eˌthereˈality, eˈtherealness n



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