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

Pronunciation

paranormal

/parəˈnɔːm(ə)l/