phantasmal

[fan-taz-muh l]

adjective

pertaining to or of the nature of a phantasm; unreal; illusory; spectral: phantasmal creatures of nightmare.

Nearby words

  1. phantasma,
  2. phantasmagoria,
  3. phantasmagoric,
  4. phantasmagorical,
  5. phantasmagory,
  6. phantasmatic,
  7. phantast,
  8. phantasy,
  9. phantom,
  10. phantom circuit

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

First recorded in 1805–15; phantasm + -al1

Related formsphan·tas·mal·i·ty, nounphan·tas·mal·ly, phan·tas·mi·cal·ly, phan·tas·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for phantasmic

phantasmal

adj.

1813, from phantasm + -al (1). Related: Phantasmally.

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