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ghost·ly

 (gōst′lē)
adj. ghost·li·er, ghost·li·est
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a ghost, a wraith, or an apparition; spectral.
2. Of or relating to the soul or spirit; spiritual.

ghost′li·ness n.
ghost′ly adv.

ghostly

(ˈɡəʊstlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. of or resembling a ghost; spectral: a ghostly face appeared at the window.
2. suggesting the presence of ghosts; eerie
3. archaic of or relating to the soul or spirit
ˈghostliness n

ghost•ly

(ˈgoʊst li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. of, characteristic of, or resembling a ghost; spectral.
2. spiritual.
[before 900]
ghost′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ghostly - resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

ghostly

adjective unearthly, weird, phantom, eerie, supernatural, uncanny, spooky (informal), spectral, eldritch (poetic), ghostlike, phantasmal The moon shed a ghostly light on the fields.

ghostly

adjective
Gruesomely suggestive of ghosts or death:
Translations
شَبَحي
přízračný
åndelig
draugalegur
kot duh
hayalet gibi

ghostly

[ˈgəustlɪ] ADJfantasmal, espectral

ghostly

[ˈgəʊstli] adjfantomatiqueghost story nhistoire f de revenantsghost town nville f fantômeghost train n (British)train m fantômeghost-write [ˈgəʊstraɪt] vt
He didn't write it, the book was ghost-written → Il ne l'a pas écrit, le livre a été écrit par un nègre.

ghostly

adj (+er)geisterhaft, gespenstisch; a ghostly presencedie Gegenwart eines Geistes

ghostly

[ˈgəʊstlɪ] adjspettrale
a ghostly apparition → uno spettro

ghost

(gəust) noun
a spirit, usually of a dead person. Do you believe in ghosts?; Hamlet thought he saw his father's ghost.
ˈghostly adjective
of or like a ghost or ghosts. a ghostly figure.
give up the ghost
to die.
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I am suitably agog at the news that the slinkiest, sexiest, ghostliest Elvira I have seen in any production of Blithe Spirit - it was by Sutton Arts Theatre some time ago - is all set to become a slinky Tommy the Cat in the group's Dick Whittington this year.
On the cardboard's surface Dole-Recio has painted circles, sometimes rounds within squares, in various shaded gradations and then covered them with various cloudy stripes-frost, periwinkle, slate-leaving only the ghostliest residue of the circles.