[ sfeer-ee ]
/ ˈsfɪər i /


having the form of a sphere; spherelike.
pertaining to or resembling a heavenly body; starlike.


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Origin of sphery

First recorded in 1580–90; sphere + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for sphery

/ (ˈsfɪərɪ) /

adjective poetic

resembling a sphere
resembling a celestial body or bodies; starlike
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