Definition of phantasmal in English:

phantasmal

adjective

See phantasm

  • ‘Some images of the film seem heightened, romantic, expressionist, oneiric (like the phantasmal image of Raynal struggling against the wind).’
  • ‘The flicker of candlelight illuminated the darkened dining room, creating phantasmal shadows dancing upon the walls.’
  • ‘The way the moonbeams hit his face made him look pale and phantasmal, like he was a just an illusion sitting there against that dripping tree.’
  • ‘Brilliant flashes of color shot past the windows like phantasmal fire works.’
  • ‘She can make no sense of how her phantasmal projection can surface into reality.’

Pronunciation

phantasmal

/fanˈtazm(ə)l/