Definition of paranormal in English:

paranormal

adjective

  • Denoting events or phenomena such as telekinesis or clairvoyance that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

    ‘a mystic who can prove he has paranormal powers’
    ‘an investigator of the paranormal’
    • ‘The couple contacted Woolwich psychic and paranormal investigator Gary Stock to find out if the house was haunted.’
    • ‘All believed and claimed to have experienced varying degrees of paranormal manifestation.’
    • ‘Six pub staff members joined paranormal experts for the seance, held on overnight on Saturday.’
    • ‘Magical and paranormal phenomena as portrayed on the Athenian stage in the fifth century BC.’
    • ‘You can go the Uri Geller route and claim that it's not conjuring at all, just good old fashioned paranormal power.’
    • ‘Doctors aren't meant to trust in the paranormal, their work being governed by their physical examinations of patients.’
    • ‘I suppose it is also theoretically possible that her experiences are paranormal.’
    • ‘And whether or not paranormal powers exist, it's certain that hoaxers like Uri Geller flourish.’
    • ‘I told him to wake up and write this information down as scientific proof of a paranormal event.’
    • ‘Superstition, witchcraft and the paranormal have always been deeply rooted in Indonesian culture.’
    • ‘How can you disprove the existence of the paranormal any more than you can prove it?’
    • ‘But a recognition of the significance of paranormal phenomena requires an acceptance of testimony.’
    • ‘He also told him that he was not the first person to have had a paranormal event happen to them in this building.’
    • ‘Their goal is not to authenticate or necessarily even endorse these paranormal accounts.’
    • ‘Some events are perceived as paranormal due to ignorance or magical thinking.’
    • ‘Our organization is dedicated to the search for the truth about paranormal phenomena.’
    • ‘They hope a battery of digital cameras and camcorders will capture evidence of the paranormal.’
    • ‘Since Luke's brush with the paranormal several guests claim to have seen the ghostly girl.’
    • ‘There is a great deal of information in the ancient Vedic texts on paranormal phenomena.’
    • ‘The investigators will use special sensors and recording equipment to try and trap evidence of paranormal activity.’
    supernatural, magic, magical, mystical, mystic, psychic, necromantic, preternatural, transcendental
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Pronunciation

paranormal

/parəˈnɔːm(ə)l/