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ˈspɛk trəlspec·tral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spectral(adj)

    of or relating to a spectrum

    "spectral colors"; "spectral analysis"

  2. apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual(adj)

    resembling or characteristic of a phantom

    "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance"


  1. spectral(Adjective)

    Having the appearance of a spectre; ghostly.

  2. spectral(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, spectres.

  3. spectral(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, spectra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spectral(adj)

    of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty

  2. Spectral(adj)

    of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis


  1. Spectral

    Spectral is the third full-length studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Skyfire. It was released on May 10, 2004 through Arise Records. The lyrical themes include armageddon, loneliness, delusion, despair and mysticism. The Korean release of the album features three bonus songs; "Patterns" and two live tracks "Skyfire" and "Mind Revolution".

Anagrams for spectral »

  1. craplets, sceptral

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectral in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spectral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of spectral in a Sentence

  1. Peter Schultz:

    We show that carbon acts like a stealth darkening agent, from the standpoint of spectral analysis, it's like an invisible paint.

  2. John Berger:

    Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.

  3. Scott Sandford:

    This sort of spectral matching is a way to identify an unknown, good spectral matches suggest possible identifications, while bad matches eliminate them. Most of the spectra are dominated by minerals that are consistent with the identification of this meteorite as a carbonaceous chondrite.

  4. Joseph Conrad:

    How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

  5. Tyler Robinson:

    Occultations in the solar system and in the transits of exoplanets are perfectly complementary, in both cases, the light that is transmitted through the atmosphere carries with it the spectral signatures of whatever gases, hazes, and clouds might be present in the planet's atmosphere.

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