Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being ethereal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ethereality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being ethereal.

Etymologies

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ethereal +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Other than my hand sticking through him, the only sign of his etherealness was a gentle blurring at the edge of his body.

    Crossed

  • But just as much in reality Polly could not hold a candle to Flower, for she had a sort of a languorous, slumberous, grace, which exactly suited her name; there was a kind of etherealness about her, an absolutely out-of-the-common look, which made people glance at her again and again, each time to discover how very lovely she was.

    Polly A New-Fashioned Girl

  • You want as little as you can get away with to guarantee that seductive, melt-on-the tongue, quivering etherealness, rather than the feelingof chewing on cheap sweets.

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's jelly recipes

  • I am just not sure these two elements should have been combined: the depth of the pork and the etherealness of its bun seemed to be of such different worlds that they may need not have met.

    Top Ten New Chefs '06

  • There was an etherealness about her that instantly engendered in the dragon a notable urge to touch the globe.

    The Black Wing

  • Sounds drift up to him, given an eerie etherealness by the closed curtains.

    beneath an opal moon

  • He helped her off with her coat and overboots, detecting as he did so the smell of the white wine she liked to drink with oysters (in spite of her etherealness she ate and drank a great deal).

    The Darling and Other Stories

  • Something was cultivated; the spiritual germ grew, it might be; but the children, and especially Ned, were intuitively conscious of a certain want of substance in the instructor, -- a something of earthly bulk; a too etherealness.

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance

  • It suggests just the opposite: It refers to a kind of etherealness, a softer essence with the connotations of beauty, fragility and insubstantiality that connect with the soul.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • It has an etherealness that feels apart from the brutishness of the world.

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