Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of a phantasm or illusion; unreal; spectral.
- adj. Of or pertaining to ghosts or phantoms.
- adj. Eerie or frightening.
- adj. Expresses qualities of or produced from fantasy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling, a phantasm; spectral; illusive.
- adj. resembling or characteristic of a phantom
“He could often be found sitting cross-legged onstage, using just his guitar, his beat-boxing skills and a battery of effects pedals to concoct phantasmal full bands.”
“I'm using my eternal rest to the full, though - my spectral pottery skills are coming along nicely, and I'm pretty hopeful that I'll get to cop another phantasmal feel of Demi Moore's norks.”
“Consider Ecuador's endangered phantasmal poison frog -- smaller than a dime, but an extract from its skin blocks pain 200 times more effectively than morphine, seemingly without addiction and other serious side effects.”
“Meanwhile the Usual Suspects ™ witter on about that phantasmal, oxymoronic contruction, "liberal fascism.”
“The Wordless Music Orchestra, clad in phantasmal white, performed Gavin Bryars ' 1969 piece "The Sinking of the Titanic.”
“Some of them begin with the appearances of ghostly wrongdoers and phantasmal murders, but in the end they are revealed to be hoaxes or misapprehensions of the Scooby Doo ilk.”
“The ancient killing spirit unleashed on Fairgeth became a large man in a white ape suitâformidable, easier to create, but hardly phantasmal and not as menacing.”
“As soon as you reset the clock, the level starts anew, except now there's a phantasmal double of yourself scurrying about, re-enacting your first playthrough move for move.”
“Something phantasmal about it, a satanic big rock candy mountain.”
“If he were even half the omnipotent cultural juggernaut he believes himself to be, he would've shed his physical form and morphed into a phantasmal ball of pure energy years ago.”
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