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Definition of "spectre" [spec•tre]

  • Chiefly British Variant of specter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spectre" in a sentence
  • "Still, as his career continues, Dynamo finds that a certain spectre of the past keeps popping up …"
  • "In the dark of night, a chilling sexual spectre is making its way through the house, hovering over the sleeping girl and terrorizing her fragile mother."
  • "A spectre is haunting The New York Times Company — the spectre of arithmetic."