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wraith

[ reyth ]

noun

  1. an apparition of a living person supposed to portend their death.
  2. a visible spirit.


wraith

/ reɪθ /

noun

  1. the apparition of a person living or thought to be alive, supposed to appear around the time of his death
  2. a ghost or any apparition
  3. an insubstantial copy of something
  4. something pale, thin, and lacking in substance, such as a column of smoke


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Derived Forms

  • ˈwraithˌlike, adjective
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Other Words From

  • wraithlike adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wraith1

First recorded in 1505–15; originally Scots; origin uncertain
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wraith1

C16: Scottish, of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

Even in those without mental illness, temporary changes in brain activity can lead to run-ins with wraiths.

Eulálio ends up being an idol, a wraith who, at 150, is not quite dead and not quite living.

The wraith-like coils that had left the mass above had straightened to sharp spear-heads of speed.

But I could smell the lilacs she had left, and the scent of them seemed like the wraith of her presence in the sunny room.

Like a little wraith miraculously tinted with bronze and blue she stopped and faced him piteously for a second.

Quite true, fair wraith; but you are not the only ghost at this dance to-night.

Moya faced them tensely, a slim wraith of a girl with dark eyes that blazed.

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