- pertaining to or of the nature of a phantasm; unreal; illusory; spectral: phantasmal creatures of nightmare.
Also phan·tas·mic, phan·tas·mi·cal, phan·tas·mat·ic [fan-taz-mat-ik] /ˌfæn tæzˈmæt ɪk/, phan·tas·mat·i·cal.
Origin of phantasmal
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Examples from the Web for phantasmal
Until now, such figures have stridden the phantasmal plains of American folklore and popular culture.A Populist Frankenstein
November 26, 2009
They were too phantasmal and extravagant to enter into any one's fate.Lord Jim
As to phantasmal bodies, she would prefer to see them first.Real Ghost Stories
William T. Stead
Not this time could it be traced to some evil spell, some phantasmal influence.A Strange Story, Complete
Phantasmal, blanched by the dark, his flowers dreamed on the lawn.The Creators
It is easy then to picture the moor as the phantasmal haunt of lost races.Dartmoor
Arthur L. Salmon
Word Origin and History for phantasmal
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