[ fan-taz-muhl ]
/ fænˈtæz məl /
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pertaining to or of the nature of a phantasm; unreal; illusory; spectral: phantasmal creatures of nightmare.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also phan·tas·mic, phan·tas·mi·cal, phan·tas·mat·ic [fan-taz-mat-ik], /ˌfæn tæzˈmæt ɪk/, phan·tas·mat·i·cal.
OTHER WORDS FROM phantasmalphan·tas·mal·i·ty, nounphan·tas·mal·ly, phan·tas·mi·cal·ly, phan·tas·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use phantasmal in a sentence
The phantasmic groupings of the young brain are very like those we see in the skies, and equally the sport of the wind.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
But there is all the difference between a really social life and a hollow phantasmic imitation of it.Modern Women and What is Said of Them|Anonymous