Ethereal meaning

ĭ-thîrē-əl
Not earthly; heavenly; celestial.
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Extremely light or delicate.
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Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
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Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; otherworldly; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions.
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Very light; airy; delicate.

Ethereal music.

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Delicate, light and airy.
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The definition of ethereal is someone or something that is light, airy or heavenly.

An example of ethereal is the voice of a person who seems to whisper when talking.

An example of ethereal is a party room decorated only with the color white, using soft fabrics such as netting and chiffon.

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Of or like the ether, or upper regions of space.
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Of or relating to ether.
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Of, like, or containing ether, esp. if mixed with an essential oil.
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Origin of ethereal

  • From Latin aetherius from Greek aitherios from aithēr upper air

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aetherius (“of or pertaining to the ether, the sky, or the air or upper air; ethereal”), from Ancient Greek αἰθέριος (aitherios, “of or pertaining to the upper air; ethereal”).

    From Wiktionary