Definition of 'ghostly'
Example sentences containing 'ghostly'
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The lake was ghostly white and deserted as a solitary horse roared down the straight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The next thing she recalls is waking up surrounded by ghostly figures. Times, Sunday Times (2012)During the recent cold snap my fingers turned ghostly white. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This can result in anything from a grazed knee and wounded pride to a roadside memorial bike painted ghostly white. The Sun (2009)Suddenly seeing a turtle emerge out of the deep blue like a ghostly figure is eerie and amazing in equal measure. The Sun (2012)The figure of a ghostly old woman dressed in a white dress and cape has appeared beside a hollow in the road. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a terrible, ghostly image of corrosive stasis. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He remains a ghostly presence in the movie, made manifest only as the final credits roll. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)He got extreme Ouija board readings and ghostly images in photos of the site. The Sun (2011)Click on its ghostly image and you'll be redirected elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His face turned ghostly white - he got the shock of his life. The Sun (2009)Her face was ghostly white, like porcelain. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There's a ghostly figure screaming a horrible noise right in my face. The Sun (2008)At dusk, it passes as a ghostly white shape. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Talk the nightmare through with your girlfriend, imagining what the screaming ghostly figure is saying. The Sun (2008)On a walk along their favourite beach, his character sees a ghostly apparition and the haunting begins. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is a ghostly white. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is less action in the book and I brought in his brother as a ghostly presence. The Sun (2015)But while the mysterious circumstances of the tragedy keep on adding up, the ghostly presence of her partner seems intent on having his say. The Sun (2012)Then, when the final image is produced, there will be a ghostly image produced. The Sun (2015)This time we're in a suburban grammar school that's under threat from a ghostly presence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Missing two fingers, probably due to frostbite, the image conjures the feel of his ghostly presence. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)
Trends of 'ghostly'
Used Occasionally. ghostly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'ghostly'
British English: ghostly ADJECTIVE
Something that is ghostly seems unreal or unnatural and may be frightening because of this.
The moon shone, shedding a ghostly light on the fields.
Definition of ghostly from the Collins English Dictionary
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