ghostly ghostly  /ˈɡoʊst li/


  • (adj) resembling or characteristic of a phantom


  1. Singing in an Auto-Tuned monotone with little regard for melody, West sounds ghostly as he recounts his romantic failures in brutal detail.
  2. THE ghostly, white-clad figure slowly descended the ladder.
  3. For two days no one paid it much notice until Lin, the temple caretaker, saw something odd: a ghostly, stiffened, protruding hand.


  1. Major League Baseball All-Time Team

    Every summer, the ghostly legends of baseball's past are awakened in talks of record breaking and comparisons between those playing now and those who have had their days in an earlier era. With home run chases, names such as Roger Marris, Babe Ruth, and Mark McGwire resurface in newspaper headlines as these greats are called from their graves.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Old Gold & Black

  2. 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 5: Arielle Kebbel says Lexi 'most likely will' return

    Arielle Kebbel says, and knows, "anything is possible in Mystic Falls" when it comes to returning to "The Vampire Diaries."Not only a recurring guest star as deceased yet ghostly bloodsucker Lexi Branson on the CW series, but also the host of the "Rehash" episode recaps on the network's Web site, Kebbel maintains she has no idea whether her character actually will resurface when Season 5 begins ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  3. Books: 'The Bookman's Tale' by Charlie Lovett

    Charlie Lovett hits nearly every plot point a fan of fiction could put on a wish list for a novel: mysteries, time travel, a ghostly spirit and an ill-fated romance. Then, to make it all too good to resist, he throws in William Shakespeare.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer


  1. Along the docks and the palm-lined pier, "Everyone stood there and followed the boat with their eyes," Valerie Kevorkian, a dive shop operator and scuba instructor, recalled, "and then there was only emptiness ...... a ghostly feeling."
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Jack Kevorkian Source: Forbes

  2. "The reason I'm here is because you at this plant are doing more than building new vehicles. You're building the economy," Obama said. "There is a thriving enterprise here instead of the ghostly silence of an empty building."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Liberty Tribune

  3. "I have endeavored in this ghostly little book, to raise the ghost of an idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay...
    on Dec 2, 2005 By: Charles Dickens Source: USU The Utah Statesman (subscription)

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