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English definition of “wraith”


noun [C]     /reɪθ/ literary
a spirit of a dead person , sometimes represented as a pale , transparent image of that person Souls, spirits and ghosts something that is pale or weak and without a clear shape : He watched the misty wraiths of moisture making patterns on the window pane . Her wraith of a voice (= her weak voice ) gave the songs a moving quality .Weakness and vulnerabilityIndistinct and invisible wraithlike     /ˈreɪθ.laɪk/ adjective literary a wraithlike (= thin and pale ) figure in a grey floating dress
(Definition of wraith noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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