[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for phantasmal
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