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ethereal

Pronunciation: /ɪˈθɪriəl; ɪˈθɪəriəl/

Translation of ethereal in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [literary/literario] etéreo [literary/literario]
    Example sentences
    • Her delicate features accentuated her ethereal beauty.
    • Her voice is light but never ethereal, grounded but never guttural.
    • She looked as divine as she always did this evening, her golden jewelry jingling and gleaming in the ethereal light, and her soft, thin white gown billowing about her.
    Example sentences
    • Or was it something more ethereal, more spiritual?
    • From time to time she would go completely limp, as her spirit slipped from her body into the ethereal plane, feeling the ebb and flow of the thought stream that had caught her attention.
    • As I was saying, everything spiritual - ghosts, demons, spirits and deities - inhabit the ethereal plane.

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