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Meaning of PHANTASMAGORIA

Pronunciation:  fan`tazmu'gowreeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a constantly changing medley or real or imagined images (as in a dream)
 

PHANTASMAGORIA is a 14 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: internal representation, mental representation, representation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phan*tas`ma*go"ri*a\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a
phantasm + ? an assembly, fr. ? to gather: cf. F.
phantasmagorie.]
1. An optical effect produced by a magic lantern. The figures
   are painted in transparent colors, and all the rest of the
   glass is opaque black. 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.

2. The apparatus by which such an effect is produced.

3. Fig.: A medley of figures; illusive images. ``This mental
   phantasmagoria.'' --Sir W. Scott.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apparition, appearance, cosmorama, cyclorama, diorama, display, eidolon, exhibit, exhibition, exposition, fantasy, figure, form, georama, idolum, image, light show, myriorama, pageant, pageantry, panorama, parade, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, pomp, presence, presentation, psychedelic show, representation, shade, shadow, shape, shifting scene, show, sight, spectacle, specter, stage show, tableau, tableau vivant, vision, waking dream, wildest dream, wraith
 

 

 

 

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