phantasmagoric

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φάντασμα (phántasma, ghost) + ἀγορεύειν (agoreúein, to speak publicly).

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phantasmagoric (comparative more phantasmagoric, superlative most phantasmagoric)

  1. Characterized by or pertaining to rapid changes in light intensity and colour.
    • 2000, Postmodern Studies (volume 28, page 127)
      As early as 1965, however, Tom Wolfe sensed the importance of "electrographic architecture," the phantasmagoric billboards along 79.
  2. Characterized by or pertaining to a dreamlike blurring of real and imaginary elements.

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