Apparitions are people or things that are not really there. They can be ghosts, demons, or other supernatural beings.

  • There were reports of apparitions in the haunted house.

  • The teacher saw apparitions of her students in the classroom.

Definition of apparitions


something existing in perception only


fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow


a ghostly appearing figure


fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, specter, spectre


an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly


the appearance of a ghostlike figure

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Example Sentences for apparitions

  • 1

    He saw apparitions at the ball.

  • 2

    The coptic church approved of the apparitions.

  • 3

    She took the apparition as a portent of death.

  • 4

    It purportedly described the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1531.

  • 5

    In the beginning of the apparition the Lady showed hell to Angelik.

  • 6

    The apparition drew the razor across his throat.

  • 7

    The book is solidly based on the Virgin apparitions at Fatima.

  • 8

    An apparition of the driver has been reported in the driving position.

  • 9

    Apparition is the magical form of teleportation in the Harry Potter series.

  • 10

    This Marian apparition received the title of Our Lady of the Rosary.