Part of speech: adjective

Having the nature of ether or air; light; airy; subtile; aerial.

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Usage examples "ethereal":

  1. The ethereal region which containeth The stars and planets, and every sphere, About the elements daily moveth, And covereth them round about everywhere. - "A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I.", R. Dodsley.
  2. The snowdrops- fair maids of February- faded in the school garden, and their pale, ethereal, green- tipped blossoms were replaced by golden daffodils that seemed to reflect the stronger sunshine. - "The Head Girl at the Gables", Angela Brazil.
  3. The child, a slight, red- haired thing, with something of the ethereal charm that her dead brother had possessed, settled herself on Marcella's knees, slipped her left thumb into her mouth, and flung her other arm round Marcella's neck. - "Marcella", Mrs. Humphry Ward.