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- adj. Alternative form of phantasmagoric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as phantasmagoric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
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The manuscript was locked in his desk until a year after his death and has been described as a phantasmagorical crime story in which a petty thief and murderer finds himself trapped in a cosmic police station where he learns about atomic theory and "the intertwined destinies of men and bicycles."
A subplot weaves in phantasmagorical elements such as a giant escaped tiger that is ravaging the Upper East Side, that bastion of old money and property.
The novel is a gut-wrenching, soul-churning, emotional wreck, bringing to mind some Harlan Ellison's "phantasmagorical" hara-kiris - combined with Raymond Chandler, no less.
Olivier Dahan's long, harrowing and phantasmagorical biopic doesn't bother with such events as World War II, which slips by unnoticed.
Intense and phantasmagorical, his semi-abstract compositions have a highly theatrical flair, which shouldn't be a surprise considering his highly acclaimed collaboration with Peter Sellers for opera productions presented all over the world.
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And if that is not enough, there are tiny choo-choo trains running in all direction on the floor, further reinforcing the phantasmagorical sense of the whole enterprise.
"The Prague Cemetery," Umberto Eco's phantasmagorical revisiting of the anti-Semitic forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion," is a literary tour de force.
His phantasmagorical images burst with color and one can feel his brush still dancing around the edges.
Like a person in pain whose mind reverts to beautiful meadows as a means of distraction, the brain is suddenly filled with phantasmagorical visions of burlesque aliens on ecstasy, covered in rainbow sprinkle icing foam party orgy sparkles.