Definition of Phantasmagoric

1. Adjective. Characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions. "The incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature"




Definition of Phantasmagoric

1. a. Of or pertaining to phantasmagoria; phantasmagorial.

Definition of Phantasmagoric

1. Adjective. Characterized by or pertaining to rapid changes in light intensity and colour. ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by or pertaining to a dream-like blurring of real and imaginary elements. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phantasmagoric

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phantasmagoric

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phantasist
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phantasm
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phantasmagoric (current term)
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phantasmic
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phantasmology

Literary usage of Phantasmagoric

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1. The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements (1810)
"... a phantasmagoric Chronometer or Nocturnal Dial, represent- .' ing or making visible at Night to any enlarged Size the Dial of a Watch against the Wall ..."

2. Letters on Natural Magic by David Brewster, James Alexander Smith (1883)
"... mirrors—Modern necromancy with them, as seen by Cellini—Description and effects of Ote magic lantern—Improvements upon it—phantasmagoric exhibitions of ..."

3. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1807)
"Quack-Doctors attack ev'ry ill, And pretend they can always restore yt} But if they would show all they kill, It would make a fine phantasmagoric. ..."

4. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"A flashing city image often suffices to metonymically call forth the erotic connotations of other phantasmagoric images. The phantasmagoric spectacle of the ..."

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