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spectre

noun UK ( US specter)
 
 
/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.Predicting things and intuitionThreats and warnings
[C] literary a ghost (= dead person's spirit) Souls, spirits and ghosts
Translations of “spectre”
in Spanish espectro, fantasma…
in French spectre…
in German das Gespenst…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幽靈, 鬼魂…
in Russian призрак…
in Turkish hayalet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幽灵, 鬼魂…
in Polish upiór, widmo…
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