- of or like a spectre
- of or relating to a spectrum ⇒
- (physics) (of a physical quantity) relating to a single wavelength of radiation ⇒
spectral luminous efficiency
Derived Formsspectrality (spɛkˈtrælɪtɪ
, ˈspectralness noun
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Example Sentences Including 'spectral'
Drifting through his night fever, he sat up in bed as a spectral sail crossed the dark lagoon.
Rushing to Paradise
Finally, the shapes of the spectral lines correlate with temperature.
New Scientist (2004)
His straight-backed walk as he glided the length of the refectory had something of a spectral quality about it.
In Lollipops, tightly wound swirls of blues, yellows, greens, reds and oranges combine in a chromatic, spectral bouquet.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2005)
It had graduated from a spectral class low enough to be ignored by the computer, to one that would be most certainly taken into account.
The Complete Stories Volume 2
Out of the unease of the first movement, and the spectral , world-weary waltzing of the second, rises song.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
So it was that, a few minutes later, a spectral figure could be seen in the thick dusk.
Somewhere East of Life
The connection with dad's spectral visits is that he seems to be betraying Nicholas's zombie secret to other adults.
Globe and Mail (2003)
They had booked the mythical Studio Two, seemingly trying to reap whatever spectral magic The Beatles had left in their wake.
THE LAST PARTY: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock (2003)
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