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Meaning of EMPYREAL

Pronunciation:  em'pireeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the sky or heavens; "the empyrean sphere"
 

EMPYREAL is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: empyrean, empyrean, glorious, sublime
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Em*pyr"e*al\, a. [L. empyrius, empyreus, fiery, Gr. ?,
    ?, in fire, fiery; ? in + ? fire. See {In}, and {Fire}.]
    Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond a["e]rial
    substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of
    heaven.
    
          Go, soar with Plato to the empyreal sphere. --Pope.
    
    {Empyreal air}, oxygen gas.
    
    
  2. \Em*pyr"e*al\, n.
    Empyrean. --Mrs. Browning.
    
    
 

 

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