1 characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms" [syn: aeriform, aerial, airy, aery]
2 of or containing or dissolved in ether; "ethereal solution"
3 of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death" [syn: celestial, supernal]
4 characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing" [syn: gossamer]
Etymologyfrom Latin aetherius, from
- Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions.
- Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
- Delicate, light and airy.
Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere
Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy
Ethereal could refer to:
- Ethereal oils, concentrated, hydrophobic liquids containing volatile aromatic compounds extracted from plants
- Wireshark (formerly Ethereal), a software network traffic analyzer
- Ethereal, a horse that won Australia's Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in 2001
- Ethereal Home Theatre, a company that specializes in home theatre cables, but also makes other audio/video products
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