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Wordnet 3.0


1. of or relating to a spectrum;
- Example: "spectral colors"
- Example: "spectral analysis"

2. resembling or characteristic of a phantom;
- Example: "a ghostly face at the window"
- Example: "a phantasmal presence in the room"
- Example: "spectral emanations"
- Example: "spiritual tappings at a seance"
[syn: apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spectral \Spec"tral\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty. [1913 Webster] He that feels timid at the spectral form of evil is not the man to spread light. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Opt.) Of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis. [1913 Webster] Spectral lemur. (Zool.) See Tarsius. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spectral adj 1: of or relating to a spectrum; "spectral colors"; "spectral analysis" 2: resembling or characteristic of a phantom; "a ghostly face at the window"; "a phantasmal presence in the room"; "spectral emanations"; "spiritual tappings at a seance" [syn: apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "spectral": Barmecidal, Barmecide, airy, apparent, apparitional, astral, autistic, bicolor, bicolored, cadaverous, chimeric, chromatic, cold, colorful, colorific, coloring, colory, cool, corpselike, crazy, daedal, deathlike, deceptive, delusional, delusionary, delusive, delusory, dereistic, dichromatic, disembodied, divers-colored, dreamlike, dreamy, ectoplasmic, eerie, erroneous, ethereal, etheric, fallacious, false, fantastic, ghostish, ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, glowing, harlequin, harmonious, illusional, illusionary, illusive, illusory, imaginary, incorporeal, kaleidoscopic, many-colored, matching, medley, misleading, monochromatic, monochrome, monochromic, motley, multicolor, multicolored, multicolorous, ostensible, parti-color, parti-colored, phantasmagoric, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, phantomic, phantomlike, pigmentary, polychromatic, polychrome, polychromic, prismal, prismatic, psychic, rainbow, seeming, self-deceptive, self-deluding, shadowy, shot, shot through, specious, specterlike, spiritual, spooky, supernatural, supposititious, thunder and lightning, tinctorial, tingent, toning, trichromatic, trichromic, tricolor, tricolored, two-tone, unactual, unearthly, unfounded, unreal, unsubstantial, varicolored, variegated, versicolor, versicolored, visionary, warm, weird, wraithlike, wraithy