- having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination.
- having the appearance of an optical illusion, especially one produced by a magic lantern.
- changing or shifting, as a scene made up of many elements.
Related Words for phantasmagoricapparent, chimeric, chimerical, deceitful, delusive, delusory, fake, fallacious, fanciful, fantastic, fictional, fictitious, fictive, hallucinatory, ideal, illusory, imaginary, misleading, mistaken, ostensible
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Contemporary Examples of phantasmagoric
The quaint little shop has a range of phantasmagoric linens, tablecloths, and blankets.There Are Bugs in Your Coffee and Other Things I Learned in Antigua, Guatemala
January 10, 2014
Only the corsets of those roles foreshadowed the Gothic babe she would become, the tousled muse to the phantasmagoric Tim Burton.How Helena Became a Freak
March 2, 2010
Historical Examples of phantasmagoric
All is still on a colossal scale, but playful, capricious, phantasmagoric.The Roof of France
It was like nothing so much as the phantasmagoric play of the northern lights.The Scarlet Letter
The transaction had been so sudden as to have something of the phantasmagoric about it.A Friend of Caesar
William Stearns Davis
The lightning flashed and leaped about like phantasmagoric demons, as if mocking the sailors in their frantic dread.The Cruise of the "Lively Bee"
John De Morgan
All was wonderful, admirable, phantasmagoric beyond his wildest and dearest expectations.Babylon, Volume 2 (of 3)