aeriform, aerial, airy, aery, ethereal(adj)
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
"figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
of or containing or dissolved in ether
celestial, ethereal, supernal(adj)
of heaven or the spirit
"celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death"
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
"this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
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.
Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
Delicate, light and airy.
Origin: From aetherius, from αἰθέριος.
pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions
consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc
pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, ether; as, ethereal salts
Ethereal is a New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse. The mare is best known for winning the 2001 Melbourne Cup.
The numerical value of ethereal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ethereal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of ethereal in a Sentence
The ethereal beauty of the female semblance conceals that they really are dangerous like a great white shark in the most peaceful and deep water.
The whole wire system of the brain could be disconnected in a spark of a second by a sometimes unsignificant detail. An unexpected incident or an innocuous phone call may provoke an ethereal distress that might plunge one’s life into chaos and like a sudden twist of fate overturn everything, ransacking the assembled experiences of our history. (“Alors, tout a basculé”)
Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both.
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