Phantasmagoric Phan*tas`ma*gor"ic, a. Of or pertaining to phantasmagoria; phantasmagorial. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

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  • phantasmagoric — phantasmagoria ► NOUN ▪ a sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream. DERIVATIVES phantasmagoric adjective phantasmagorical adjective. ORIGIN originally the name of a London exhibition (1802) of optical illusions: probably… …   English terms dictionary

  • phantasmagoric — adjective characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows J.C.Powys the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature • Syn: ↑phantasmagorical, ↑surreal, ↑surrealistic • Similar to …   Useful english dictionary

  • phantasmagoric — adjective see phantasmagoria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phantasmagoric — See phantasmagoria. * * * …   Universalium

  • phantasmagoric — adjective a) Characterized by or pertaining to rapid changes in light intensity and colour. b) Characterized by or pertaining to a dream like blurring of real and imaginary elements. Syn: phantasmagorial, phantasmagorian, phantasmagorical …   Wiktionary

  • phantasmagoric — Synonyms and related words: Barmecidal, Barmecide, airy, apparent, apparitional, autistic, chimeric, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, dreamlike, dreamy, erroneous, fallacious, FALSE, fantastic, illusional,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • phantasmagoric — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or in the nature of an illusion; lacking reality: chimeric, chimerical, delusive, delusory, dreamlike, hallucinatory, illusive, illusory, phantasmal, phantasmic, visionary. See REAL …   English dictionary for students

  • phantasmagoric — adj. dreamlike, illusory, resembling a dream or hallucinationphan·tas·ma·gor·ic || fæn tæzmÉ™ gÉ”rɪk , gÉ‘rɪk / fæntæzmÉ™ gɔːrɪk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phantasmagoric — adj illusory, delusory, unreal, phantasmal, chimerical, imaginary, visionary; spectral, apparitional, ghostly; dreamy, dreamlike; nightmarish; hallucinatory, phantasmagorical; surreal, surrealistic, Kafkaesque; psychedelic, kaleidoscopic …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • phantasmagoric — phan·tas·ma·gor·ic …   English syllables

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