HyperDic: ephemeral

English > 2 senses of the word ephemeral:
ADJECTIVEallephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugaciouslasting a very short time
NOUNanimalephemeral, ephemeronanything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
ephemeral > pronunciation
Soundsihfeh'merahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > ephemeral: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningLasting a very short time.
Example"the ephemeral joys of childhood"
Synonymspassing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious
Broaderimpermanent, temporarynot permanent
Spanishbreve, efímero, fugaz, pasajero, transitorio
Catalanefímer, fugaç, passatger, transitori
Nounsephemerasomething transitory
ephemerality, ephemeralnessthe property of lasting / lasting for a very short time
English > ephemeral: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningAnything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form.
Synonymephemeron
Broaderinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
Catalanefímer

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