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Adjective: ephemeral  i'fe-mu-rul or i'fee-mu-rul or i'fem-rul
  1. Lasting a very short time
    "the ephemeral joys of childhood";
    - passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious, here today gone tomorrow, here today and gone tomorrow
Noun: ephemeral  i'fe-mu-rul or i'fee-mu-rul or i'fem-rul
  1. Anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
    - ephemeron

Derived forms: ephemerals

See also: impermanent, temporary

Type of: insect

Encyclopedia: Ephemeral