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Friday, May 28, 2010

Definitions for ethereal

  1. Light, airy, or tenuous.
  2. Extremely delicate or refined.
  3. Heavenly or celestial.

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Citations for ethereal
The 1997 reissue of Beach Boys' Pet Sounds included a disc of 11 songs with all instrumentation stripped out, leaving only those terminally sunny, ethereal vocal lines behind. Erin Thompson, "Reverb blog", Seattle Weekly, May 2010
Ethereal minstrel! pilgrim of the sky! / Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound? William Wordsworth, To a Skylark
Origin of ethereal
1505-1515
Ethereal enters English from the Ancient Greek aitherios, "pertaining to the upper air."