Definition of life-in-death in English:

life-in-death

noun

literary
  • A condition of being or seeming to be neither alive nor dead, a phantom state between life and death; (in extended use) something having the form or appearance of the supernatural, an apparition, a spectre.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. From life + in + death.

Pronunciation

life-in-death

/lʌɪfɪnˈdɛθ/