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otherworldly

[uhth -er-wurld-lee] /ˈʌð ərˈwɜrld li/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or devoted to another world, as the world of imagination or the world to come.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; other world + -ly
Related forms
otherworldliness, noun
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Examples for otherworldly
  • The result: otherworldly effects that return a sense of play and joy to the table.
  • And it looks otherworldly and obtrusive, with two plate-sized speakers joined by a brushed-aluminum bridge.
  • The switchbacks through the otherworldly alpine expanse were numbing.
  • And don't be surprised if you hear an otherworldly shriek.
  • He's done thrillers, spy flicks, otherworldly epics.
  • Until recently such a question would have seemed otherworldly.
  • At the border itself, all this talk seems otherworldly.
  • Not unlike a praying mantis, her odd and otherworldly beauty takes time to notice.
  • Each room is arranged to enhance the marvellous clothes, as clips from his otherworldly runway shows play in the background.
  • The later ones were otherworldly in their contortions.
British Dictionary definitions for otherworldly

otherworldly

/ˌʌðəˈwɜːldlɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the spiritual or imaginative world
2.
impractical or unworldly
Derived Forms
otherworldliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for otherworldly
adj.

1854, from other + world + -ly (1). Otherworldliness is recorded from 1819. Phrase other world "world of idealism or fantasy, afterlife, spirit-land" is c.1200.

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