Meaning of ethereality in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˌθɪərɪˈalɪti/


(also etheriality)

See ethereal

‘The hypnotic ethereality of the opening image is suddenly broken as Ryan's alarmed mother unwraps the boy from the window curtain cocoon and scolds him with the combination of worry and fear that hounds mothers in this Glasgow ghetto.’
  • ‘Tebenikhin plays the two slow main themes in the first movement with the right mixture of regret and ethereality, and he renders the dark and profound development section as well as anyone ever has.’
  • ‘She was most admired for her lightness and ethereality as a dancer and of her many roles she was most closely associated with Giselle - many considered her reading of it to be definitive.’
  • ‘Here, four short movements are imbued with grace and ethereality and the end result is a truly pleasant listening experience.’
  • ‘For haunting ethereality, it is very difficult indeed to do better than the recording of Christiane Legrand singing the Largo movement from J.S. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor.’