Definition of seraphic in English:



  • Characteristic of or resembling a seraph or seraphim.

    ‘a seraphic smile’
    • ‘And the dirt beneath his feet was sacred and rich, because her petite feet had once graced it with their seraphic presence.’
    • ‘Here in Baghdad I am writing next to a table lately sliced in two by a falling pane of glass, and am told by the seraphic ambassador that we could be shelled again at any time.’
    • ‘His innocence, and seraphic ways might have been the reason why his father loved him so.’
    • ‘He looked at her with eyes unlike anyone else's: eyes that were seraphic bright blue, but with pupils burning with coruscating white fire.’
    • ‘For a time there are smiles, and arms lifted up, and seraphic dreamy looks, and a swaying to the music, and warm embraces of other people and enthusiasm for Christian things.’
    • ‘He believes that her seraphic new image is down to some kind of medical intervention.’
    • ‘The music of dawn floated in through his open window, a gentle melody of two or three seraphic pianolas playing, in unison, a lost song of an eternally troubled composer, whose name is not on one's lips, but in the sky.’
    • ‘We can trace it in the joy of his seraphic graphic art.’
    • ‘When the curtain rose next Grace entered alone to begin her first solo, the King of Thule, filling the amphitheatre with her pure seraphic voice.’
    • ‘Funerals are now talked about as much as they ever were in the morbid high Victorian era of mourning stationery and seraphic monuments.’
    • ‘His voice was weak, but his countenance was seraphic, his long white hair reaching to his shoulders.’
    • ‘And in a child's voice, so full of seraphic purity, the words were read.’
    blissful, beatific, sublime, rapturous, ecstatic, joyful, rapt
    serene, ethereal
    pure, innocent, cherubic, saintly, angelic
    celestial, heavenly, holy, divine
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Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin seraphicus, from late Latin seraphim (see seraph).