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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.
References in classic literature ?
Shadowy effigies in armor stood on either side, a dead silence reigned, the lamp burned blue, and the ghostly figure ever and anon turned its face toward him, showing the glitter of awful eyes through its white veil.
Wing Biddlebaum, forever frightened and beset by a ghostly band of doubts, did not think of himself as in any way a part of the life of the town where he had lived for twenty years.
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
With his own ghostly hand, the obscurely seen, but majestic, figure had imparted to me the scarlet symbol and the little roll of explanatory manuscript.
He recollected the place where Brom Bones' ghostly competitor had disappeard.
Relieved against the ghostly light, the gigantic jet negro, Daggoo, loomed up to thrice his real stature, and seemed the black cloud from which the thunder had come.
Altogether, it was a weird and ghostly place; but, ghostly as it was, it wanted not in legends among the superstitious negroes, to increase it terrors.
So she tinkled along and along, in the otherwise profound and ghostly hush of the sleeping castle, until by and by there came, as if from deep down under us, a far-away sound, as of a muffled shriek -- with an expression of agony about it that made my flesh crawl.
Imagine it: Those rigid, shock-headed figures, with corpsy complexions and fish glass eyes, occupying one side of the table in the constrained attitudes and dead fixedness that distinquish all men that are born of wax, and this wrinkled, smoldering old fire-eater occupying the other side, mumbling her prayers and munching her sausages in the ghostly stillness and shadowy indistinctness of a winter twilight.
The "might" was even a chillier horror than the ghostly laughter, it so confessed a perishing hope.
The door nearest me opened, and a servant came out,--a woman of between thirty and forty; a set, square-made figure, red-haired, and with a hard, plain face: any apparition less romantic or less ghostly could scarcely be conceived.
But a minute's reflection convinced me it was not my ghostly Catherine.