ethereal ethereal  /ɪ ˈθɪ ri əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
  2. (adj) of or containing or dissolved in ether
  3. (adj) of heaven or the spirit
  4. (adj) characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

Usage(s):

  • The whole atmosphere became surreal especially when the ethereal melodies started wafting through the air.

News

  1. Stevie Nicks' Fleetwood Mac 'uniform' as sweet as the sounds from the band that hits The Q on Saturday

    Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks' ethereal "uniform'' perfectly mirrors her voice and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, which stops at The Q on Saturday as part of the tour in support of the 35th anniversary reissue of the album, "Rumours.''
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  2. Chloé’s Designer Will Now Teach You About ‘Sister Style’

    At a cocktail party celebrating the opening of Chloé's brand-new pink-hued, feminine boutique in Soho, the Cut caught up with the French line's creative director, British transplant Clare Waight Keller. The brand, known for its dreamy, almost ethereal designs with a note of boyish flair, is guided under a philosophy ... More »
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  3. Cassini Captures Saturn’s Darkest Rings

    The closest to the planet itself, the hazy arcs of Saturn’s D ring may lack the reflective brilliance and sharply-defined edges of the other main rings, but they nevertheless possess their own ethereal beauty and mysteries. Here, the Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture the soft bands of the D ring in a long-exposure image [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Universe Today

Quotes

  1. "She is mesmerizing. I don't know why. It's beyond my understanding," Pitt said. "Why we all want to work with her is she elevates the rest of us. She's just got some ethereal grace and elegance that's beyond me, and an acute understanding of...
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Brad Pitt Source: Washington Post

  2. "We decided to try and make bigger sounding, more ethereal songs, real songs," says Lily, who will be touring the US in the spring. "I wanted to work with one person from start to finish to make it one body of work. I wanted it to feel like...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Lily Allen Source: Glide Magazine

  3. ...Hayek, who picked Cruz up at the airport when she first arrived in Los Angeles seven years ago and has been one of her best friends ever since, described her at the tribute as "an ethereal creature _ like a little fairy that doesn't quite...
    on Nov 9, 2006 By: Salma Hayek Source: CBS News

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