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[fan-taz-muh-gawr-ik, -gor-] /fænˌtæz məˈgɔr ɪk, -ˈgɒr-/
having a fantastic or deceptive appearance, as something in a dream or created by the imagination.
having the appearance of an optical illusion, especially one produced by a magic lantern.
changing or shifting, as a scene made up of many elements.
Also, phantasmagorical.
Sometimes, phantasmagorial.
Related forms
phantasmagorically, adverb
phantasmagorially, phantasmagorianly, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The two meet not so much cute as wryly phantasmagoric.
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  • Only if you enjoy pseudo-events and have a taste for phantasmagoric kitsch.
  • The shell is decorated with phantasmagoric swirls of purple, red and gold.
  • Down the west coast is rugged shoreline that has been twisted into phantasmagoric shapes by the sea's savagery.
  • It is regrettable that the phantasmagoric nature of your book has not been taken into consideration.

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