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wraith

noun [C] uk   us   /reɪθ/ literary
a spirit of a dead person, sometimes represented as a pale, transparent image of that person 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.
wraithlike
adjective uk   us   /ˈreɪθ.laɪk/ literary
a wraithlike (= thin and pale) figure in a grey floating dress
Translations of “wraith”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鬼魂, 幽靈, 幻影,朦朧的景象…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鬼魂, 幽灵, 幻影,朦胧的景象…
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