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.
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”).