Ethereality



[ih-theer-ee-uh l] /ɪˈθɪər i əl/

adjective
1.
light, airy, or tenuous:
an ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
2.
extremely delicate or refined:
ethereal beauty.
3.
heavenly or celestial:
gone to his ethereal home.
4.
of or relating to the upper regions of space.
5.
Chemistry. pertaining to, containing, or resembling .
/ɪˈθɪərɪəl/
adjective
1.
extremely delicate or refined; exquisite
2.
almost as light as air; impalpable; airy
3.
celestial or spiritual
4.
of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl ether: an ethereal solution
5.
of or relating to the ether
adj.

1510s, “of the highest regions of the atmosphere,” from ether + -al (1); extended sense of “light, airy” is from 1590s. Meaning “spiritlike, immaterial” is from 1640s. Related: Ethereally.

ethereal e·the·re·al (ĭ-thēr’ē-əl)
adj.

e·the’re·al’i·ty (-āl’ĭ-tē) or e·the’re·al·ness n.
e·the’re·al·ly adv.

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