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Definition of ethereal:

  1. Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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