Definition of ethereal:
- Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
- 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.
- Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, ether; as, ethereal salts.
sprightly, aeriform, heavenly, empyreal, cobwebby, gossamer, divine, gauzy, airlike, impractical, aery, supernal, vapory, fairylike, visionary, unreal, light, lively, celestial, joyous, airy, gay, vaporous, windy, unsubstantial, sheer, astronomical, see-through, frolicsome, animated, thick, delicate, gossamery, transparent, aired, diaphanous, aerial, filmy, gauze-like, vapourous, insubstantial, fragile.
- immaterial (part of speech: adjective)
- wispy (part of speech: adjective)
- unsubstantial (part of speech: adjective)
There was a refined, ethereal gravity and beauty, which it is very unusual to see in a girl of thirteen; an expression too spiritual for years which ought to be full of joyous and careless animal life.- "A Red Wallflower", Susan Warner.
Away in the distance a huge mass of rock stood out to view, its rugged lines transfigured into ethereal loveliness by a misty veil of tender rose pink,- a hue curiously suggestive of some other and smaller sun that might have just set.- "Thelma", Marie Corelli.