- light, airy, or tenuous: an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
- extremely delicate or refined: ethereal beauty.
- heavenly or celestial: gone to his ethereal home.
- of or relating to the upper regions of space.
- Chemistry. pertaining to, containing, or resembling ethyl ether.
Origin of ethereal
Related Words for ethereallyeasily, delicately, casually, tenderly, moderately, gingerly, softly, simply, mildly, freely, quietly, slightly, sparsely, faintly, subtly, carelessly, indifferently, nimbly, peacefully, readily
Examples from the Web for ethereally
Contemporary Examples of ethereally
His ethereally beautiful girlfriend, Marina, was with him, sitting silent in front of an untouched cocktail.How Boris Berezovsky Made Vladimir Putin, and Putin Unmade Berezovsky
March 24, 2013
Historical Examples of ethereally
He was drunk, ethereally drunk with the beauty of the night and with love.If You Touch Them They Vanish
He turned his head, and saw a dim, ethereally white figure,—Rose.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
All the girls were beautiful—delicately, ethereally beautiful.The House of Pride
She was ethereally slender, brown-eyed, brown-haired, brown-skinned.
Where were the flames that had sung to me ethereally before?Children of the Market Place
Edgar Lee Masters
- extremely delicate or refined; exquisite
- almost as light as air; impalpable; airy
- celestial or spiritual
- of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl etheran ethereal solution
- of or relating to the ether
Word Origin for ethereal
Word Origin and History for ethereally
- Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; intangible.
- Of, relating to, or containing ether.