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supernal Line breaks: su|per¦nal
Pronunciation: /suːˈpəːn(ə)l/

Definition of supernal in English:


chiefly literary
1Relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
Example sentences
  • Here the name of the possible supernal comes forward as a face full of brilliance, a self-organizing principle in the complex geometry of chance and revelation, an entire ethics, really.
  • This freedom, however, is enjoyed only by ‘the divine and supernal substances’ and by human beings engaged in the contemplation of God.
  • You may be trying to invoke the ‘echos from the supernal world’ but they're everywhere and where-ever people say they're doing magic there's a bit of truth there.
1.1Of exceptional quality or extent: he is the supernal poet of our age supernal erudition


Example sentences
  • The songs, which are settings of John Clare, deal with stillness, and supernally dazzling summers.
  • He was supernally beautiful, majestic, god-like, and impassive and impersonal to the last degree.
  • It consists of 100-odd supernally beautiful snippets of video that someone has anonymously posted on the Web.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin supernalis, from Latin supernus, from super 'above'.

Words that rhyme with supernal

colonel, diurnal, eternal, external, fraternal, infernal, internal, journal, kernel, maternal, nocturnal, paternal, vernal
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