Meaning of “spectre” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun UK (US specter) uk us /ˈspektər/
the spectre of sth

the idea of something unpleasant that might happen in the future:

This attack raises the spectre of a return to racial violence.

[ C ] literary a ghost (= dead person's spirit)

(Definition of “spectre” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)