"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 19 March 2009


Ethereal is another of those words that sounds as good as its meaning.

It means gaseous; invisible but detectable; aeriform: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy.

1 comment:

  1. My mother took a picture of my daughter years ago that was the perfect description of this word; some 34 years ago. I will have to try to find that picture.
    Thanks for jump-starting my memory!!!