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- adj. Characterized by or pertaining to rapid changes in light intensity and colour.
- adj. Characterized by or pertaining to a dream-like blurring of real and imaginary elements.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to phantasmagoria; phantasmagorial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to a phantasmagoria; of the nature of phantasmagoria; illusive; unreal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
Yet we discover later all kinds of reasons and motivations which, while presented in phantasmagoric contexts, are not without significance.
His twitterview today with Jake Tapper is full of examples as he talks about Iran not so much as an actual country full of actual people doing actual things in a difficult situation, but instead as a kind of phantasmagoric canvass onto which we should paint a tableau of American hubris and militarism. this Tweet:
Molly was looking out of her window, as it went past her with the slow beginnings of speed, watching the faces that drifted by, in a kind of phantasmagoric show, never more to be repeated, when, in the further corner of a third-class carriage near the end of the train, she caught sight of a huddled figure that reminded her of Walter; a pale face was staring as if it saw nothing, but dreamed of something it could not see.
It's a tremendous challenge to the realist novel, and at the same time, one of its greatest opportunities ever -- this dislocation into simulacra and statistics, a phantasmagoric world of global warming PowerPoints and Big Brother reality shows.
But that's mere prelude to the film's raison d 'ê tre: a phantasmagoric journey through the Buddhist equivalent of hell in which the entire cast is treated to all imaginable — and some hitherto unimaginable — tortures.
Called Arnolfini, in honor of the Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, the bejeweled chandelier, rendered out of glass containers, including egg cups and poison bottles, suggests a phantasmagoric Still Life painting.
Chiara and Fabio are part of the same movement or fashion or compulsion: they have come from Italy especially for the convention, parading faces completely covered in phantasmagoric designs finished off with piercings.
Polanski has returned again and again to claustrophobic or insular spaces: the yacht in Knife In The Water; the phantasmagoric apartments in Repulsion and The Tenant; the houses on islands in Cul-de-Sac and The Ghost; and the single set of Death And The Maiden.
Coraline's Other Father takes her for rides on a wild contraption through a phantasmagoric garden that he planted just for her.
The holes twist through a phantasmagoric landscape of sand dunes thrown up half a century ago when phosphate mines worked the site, and which native plants and grasses have since overgrown.