Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being ghostly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being ghostly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being ghostly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear

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Examples

  • In the studio David Gower, Mike Atherton and Ian Botham lurked around an unusually small cardboard coffee table looking oddly bleached-out, a sense of ghostliness accentuated by the ever-present World Cup logo with its backdrop of faceless, baying cartoon figures set against a glaring firestorm of a sky, like a Soviet-era depiction of some future cricketing apocalypse.

    India's future is so bright they gotta wear shades | Barney Ronay

  • Getty Images Zola Jesus Zola Jesus is the working name of a 22-year-old woman who sounds considerably more advanced in age—maybe even into the hundreds of years, if ghostliness could be properly accounted for.

    The Taming of the Scene

  • And as they rocked and she wept into his neck, she felt the ghostliness leave her body and felt herself, inch by inch, limb by limb, one toe and fingertip at a time, becoming real again.

    The Half Life

  • SaraphinaMarie 12:15 am: I am realizing my whole foundation of ghostliness is in YA stuff from the 1980s

    Transcript: Ghosts! « Coyote Con

  • I felt lucky to have Leon as a friend, yet still I was oppressed by Hawaii, the tropical islands, their ghostliness, the way the beaches seemed just born, the mountains -- those volcanoes -- so ancient, the crags so spectral.

    Beard

  • Has ghostliness become an alternative lifestyle, too?

    Witches and vampires and ghosts, oh, my!

  • Samuel let the sheet drop down once more, restoring himself to ghostliness, and replaced his glasses.

    The Gates

  • Along the way, he progressed from Redon's graphic ghostliness to something on the order of fully rendered morbidity.

    'Sickert in Venice' Explores an Artist's Identity Crisis

  • And the “ghostliness” that passes for technical virtuosity is no more than the banal digital effect of a snowy video screen, jump cuts, fast forwards or a disappearing Richard Burton.

    The Worst <i>Hamlet</i> Since Churchill���s

  • I like A Pocket Full of Teeth best, because it's all jazzified instumental ghostliness.

    Ray O'Bannon Halloween music

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