phantasmagoria

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A dreamlike state where real and imagined elements are blurred together

It is impossible to convey, in words, any idea of the hideous phantasmagoria of shifting limbs and faces which moved through the evil-smelling twilight of this terrible prison-house. Callot might have drawn it, Dante might have suggested it, but a minute attempt to describe its horrors would but disgust. There are depths in humanity which one cannot explore, as there are mephitic caverns into which one dare not penetrate.

A series of events involving rapid changes in light intensity and colour
a confused, changing, strange scene, like something from a dream (phantasme (from fantasme; PHANTASM) + -agorie (probably from ageirein ))
a constantly changing medley or real or imagined images (as in a dream)
The apparatus by which such an effect is produced
{i} rapidly changing series of dreamlike images, rapid succession of illusions
The screen is between the spectators and the instrument, and the figures are often made to appear as in motion, or to merge into one another
An optical effect produced by a magic lantern
Fig
A medley of figures; illusive images
The figures are painted in transparent colors, and all the rest of the glass is opaque black
phantasmagoric
Characterized by or pertaining to rapid changes in light intensity and colour
phantasmagoric
Characterized by or pertaining to a dream-like blurring of real and imaginary elements
phantasmagorias
plural of phantasmagoria
phantasmagoric
{s} dreamlike, illusory, resembling a dream or hallucination
phantasmagoric
characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J
phantasmagoric
Of or pertaining to phantasmagoria; phantasmagorial
phantasmagoric
Characterised by rapid changes in light intensity and colour
phantasmagoric
The quality of blurring real and imaginary elements as in a dream
phantasmagoric
characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions; "a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J C Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature"
phantasmagoric
phantasmagorical
phantasmagoric
Powys; "the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature
phantasmagoria

    Расстановка переносов

    phan·tas·ma·go·ri·a

    Турецкое произношение

    fäntäzmıgôriı

    Произношение

    /fanˌtazməˈgôrēə/ /fænˌtæzməˈɡɔːriːə/

    Этимология

    [ (")fan-"taz-m&-'gOr-E-& ] (noun.) circa 1802. From Ancient Greek φάντασμα (phantasma, “ghost”) + αγορευειν (agoreuein, “to speak publicly”)

    Слово дня

    senescent
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