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[si-raf-ik] /sɪˈræf ɪk/
of, like, or befitting a seraph.
Often, seraphical.
Origin of seraphic
From the Medieval Latin word seraphicus, dating back to 1625-35. See seraphim, -ic
Related forms
seraphically, adverb
seraphicalness, noun
nonseraphic, adjective
nonseraphical, adjective
nonseraphically, adverb
superseraphic, adjective
superseraphical, adjective
superseraphically, adverb
unseraphic, adjective
unseraphical, adjective
unseraphically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for seraphic
Historical Examples
  • Nat endeavoured to assume a seraphic expression, and partially succeeded.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • John could have choked him, but he answered: "Yes, it is seraphic."

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • Only thirty-seven when he died, his seraphic beauty was never marred by age.

    Great Artists, Vol 1. Jennie Ellis Keysor
  • The sensualist has brutified the seraphic nature with which he was endowed.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • She gave me a seraphic smile, as if she knew what was passing in my mind.

  • These were the kind of seraphic pleasures he took in living.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

    Corra Harris
  • “Two can play at that game,” replied Bladud, with a seraphic smile.

    The Hot Swamp R.M. Ballantyne
  • Dodo's face suddenly assumed an expression of seraphic interest.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • The man at her side, minus any doves on him to mar his seraphic smile, is myself.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • There was, for instance, Augusta's look of seraphic innocence.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
British Dictionary definitions for seraphic


of or resembling a seraph
blissfully serene; rapt
Derived Forms
seraphically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for seraphic

1630s, from Church Latin seraphicus, from seraphim (see seraph). Related: Seraphical (1560s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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