Ephemeral - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈfemərəl|  American pronunciation of the word ephemeral
Brit.  |ɪˈfɛm(ə)r(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word ephemeral

noun

- anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form (syn: ephemeron)

adjective

- lasting a very short time(syn: fugacious, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory)

Examples

...the autumnal blaze of colors is always to be treasured, all the more so because it is so ephemeral...

Fashion is by nature ephemeral.

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