phantasmagoric

[fan-taz-muh-gawr-ik, -gor-]
adjective
1.
having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination.
2.
having the appearance of an optical illusion, especially one produced by a magic lantern.
3.
changing or shifting, as a scene made up of many elements.
Also, phantasmagorical.
Sometimes, phantasmagorial.

phantasmagorically, adverb
phantasmagorially, phantasmagorianly, adverb
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phantasmagoria or phantasmagory (ˌfæntæzməˈɡɔːrɪə, fænˈtæzməɡərɪ)
 
n
1.  psychol a shifting medley of real or imagined figures, as in a dream
2.  films a sequence of pictures made to vary in size rapidly while remaining in focus
3.  rare a shifting scene composed of different elements
 
[C19: probably from French fantasmagorie production of phantasms, from phantasm + -agorie, perhaps from Greek ageirein to gather together]
 
phantasmagory or phantasmagory
 
n
 
[C19: probably from French fantasmagorie production of phantasms, from phantasm + -agorie, perhaps from Greek ageirein to gather together]
 
phantasmagoric or phantasmagory
 
adj
 
phantasma'gorical or phantasmagory
 
adj
 
phantasma'gorically or phantasmagory
 
adv

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Example sentences
The two meet not so much cute as wryly phantasmagoric.
The effect of the desolation on the newcomers was phantasmagoric.
Follow any one of the threads and it leads to a conclusion equally
  phantasmagoric.
Only if you enjoy pseudo-events and have a taste for phantasmagoric kitsch.
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