spectral


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spec·tral

 (spĕk′trəl)
adj.
1. Of or resembling a specter; ghostly.
2. Of, relating to, or produced by a spectrum.

spec·tral′i·ty (-trăl′ĭ-tē), spec′tral·ness (-trəl-nĭs) n.
spec′tral·ly adv.

spectral

(ˈspɛktrəl)
adj
1. of or like a spectre
2. (General Physics) of or relating to a spectrum: spectral colours.
3. (General Physics) physics (of a physical quantity) relating to a single wavelength of radiation: spectral luminous efficiency.
spectrality, ˈspectralness n
ˈspectrally adv

spec•tral

(ˈspɛk trəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a specter; ghostly.
2. resembling a specter.
3. of, pertaining to, or produced by a spectrum or spectra.
4. resembling or suggesting a spectrum or spectra.
[1710–20; < Latin spectr(um) (see specter) + -al1]
spec′tral•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spectral - of or relating to a spectrum; "spectral colors"; "spectral analysis"
2.spectral - 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"

spectral

adjective ghostly, unearthly, eerie, supernatural, weird, phantom, shadowy, uncanny, spooky (informal), insubstantial, incorporeal, wraithlike the spectral quality of the light

spectral

adjective
Gruesomely suggestive of ghosts or death:
Translations
spektrální
aavemainen
spectral

spectral

[ˈspektrəl] ADJespectral

spectral

adj
(of ghosts)geisterhaft, gespenstisch
(of the spectrum)spektral, Spektral-; spectral colourSpektralfarbe f

spectral

[ˈspɛktrəl] adj (liter) (ghostly) → spettrale
References in classic literature ?
All down her sides, this spectral appearance was traced with long channels of reddened rust, while all her spars and her rigging were like the thick branches of trees furred over with hoar-frost.
An ice-field on the far horizon is moving slowly southward in the spectral light.
But to the imaginative man, John Barleycorn sends the pitiless, spectral syllogisms of the white logic.
At another time--moving spectral over the black surface of the water--they would try the lake for a change, and catch a perch as they had caught the mouse.
The spectral, half-compounded, aqueous light which pervaded the open mead, impressed them with a feeling of isolation, as if they were Adam and Eve.
I do not forget one night, when I should have been asleep, of lying on the forecastle-head and gazing down at the spectral ripple of foam thrust aside by the Ghost's forefoot.
The trees were dark in color, and mournful in form and attitude, wreathing themselves into sad, solemn, and spectral shapes that conveyed ideas of mortal sorrow and untimely death.
The spectral forms of the lost pack were all about him as he sang and ran in open-eyed dream; the violinist paused in surprise; the men poked the monkey leader of the monkey orchestra and whirled him about wildly raging on his revolving stool; and Johnny laughed.
And now, through the chamber which these spectral thoughts had made so ghastly, glided Hester Prynne leading along little Pearl, in her scarlet garb, and pointing her forefinger, first at the scarlet letter on her bosom, and then at the clergyman's own breast.
Finally, with a venomous access of irritation, I said I would leave without the sock; so I rose up and made straight for the door--as I supposed--and suddenly confronted my dim spectral image in the unbroken mirror.
Very soon light reappeared and grew, and, the sun being low on the horizon, the refraction edged the different objects with a spectral ring.
Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare.