adjective, ghost·li·er, ghost·li·est.
- ghost word,
- ghost writer,
Origin of ghostly
Examples from the Web for ghostly
A storage building became a ghostly concrete frame lit bright orange.
One month after the operation, Holm arrived in a ghostly Stanleyville posing as a State Department representative.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Dakota, a co-op residence on the Upper West Side, is historically known for its ghostly figures.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’|Justin Jones|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, Only Lovers Left Alive uses the city as a character as undead and ghostly as its human leads.Can Hollywood Rejuvenate Detroit and America’s Bankrupt Cities?|David Levesley|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To explain this ghostly occurrence, we get a dollop of gossip concerning the recent death of a hated bishop.The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov|Benjamin Lytal|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And was the four-funnelled, twin-screwed Parana but a ghostly ship bearing a cargo of haunted souls into their earthly purgatory?The Wild Olive|Basil King
Another moment and Danny was at the foot of the ghostly pine-tree, staring upward at the crisscross of its naked branches.America First|Frances Nimmo Greene
“He will speak,” came to me the ghostly, terrified murmur of her voice.The Arrow of Gold|Joseph Conrad
The pale, ghostly light that surrounded it like a nimbus gave it a monstrous character.The Gray Phantom's Return|Herman Landon
By night it is ghostly, and beside it the river whispers strange tragedies.The Job|Sinclair Lewis