Specter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspektər|  American pronunciation of the word specter
Brit.  |ˈspektə|

noun

- a mental representation of some haunting experience(syn: ghost, shade, spectre, spook, wraith)

it aroused specters from his past

- a ghostly appearing figure (syn: apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, spectre)

Examples

it aroused specters from his past

...hagridden by the specter of a terrorist attack, residents of the city were on edge...

...the novel's protagonist is haunted by a minatory black specter...

...completing the survival course is largely a matter of one's willingness to outbrave both the elements and the specter of total isolation...

...feeling so terrified that every shadow became a specter...

I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter

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