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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
  • Certainly Fillide had not the seraphic loveliness of Viola; but hers was a beauty that equally at least touched the senses.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • These were the kind of seraphic pleasures he took in living.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife Corra Harris
  • And the seraphic Doctor, hearing the good Brother's proclamation, smiled sweetly where he stood among the lilies of his garden.

    The Well of Saint Clare Anatole France
  • Nat endeavoured to assume a seraphic expression, and partially succeeded.

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

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • Norma was blonde, and had what her friends called a seraphic countenance and her enemies, a doll-face.

  • seraphic as he was, Vincent Ferrer was not averse to the employment of force.

  • The inner part of the frame is surrounded with his lovely angels, with their seraphic joy and flower-garden coloring.

  • An art not unworthy the seraphic Order and the handling of Saints.

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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