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ethereal (adj) extremely light and delicate (as not of this world);heavenly.

Ethereal music is music which you feel is not possible in this world and so must be heavenly. Ethereal beauty is beauty of a type that makes you feel as not of this world but of some superior world. Ethereal creatures such as fairies are creatures of a higher nature than ours.

  • The whole play, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ by Shakespeare has an ethereal atmosphere about it, as fairies and other such supernatural creatures play an important role in it.
  • Standing alone in the mountainous surroundings of extreme scenic beauty, Sam felt the atmosphere to be ethereal and was reluctant to leave the place.
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