Spectre - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspektər|  American pronunciation of the word spectre
Brit.  |ˈspɛktə|  British pronunciation of the word spectre


- a ghostly appearing figure (syn: apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, specter)
- a mental representation of some haunting experience (syn: ghost, shade, specter, spook, wraith)


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

The violence has raised the spectre of civil war.

Word forms

singular: spectre
plural: spectres
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