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Adjective: spiritual  spi-ri-choo-ul
  1. Concerned with sacred matters, religion or the church
    "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders";
    - religious
  2. Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
    "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfilment";
    - unearthly
  3. Lacking material body, form or substance
    "spiritual beings"; "the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"
  4. Resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    "spiritual tappings at a seance";
    - apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral
Noun: spiritual  spi-ri-choo-ul
  1. A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
    - Negro spiritual

Derived forms: spirituals

See also: immaterial, incorporeal, sacred, supernatural, unworldly

Type of: religious song

Encyclopedia: Spiritual, but not religious