What is another word for will-o'-the-wisp?

89 synonyms found


[ wɪlˈə͡ʊðəwˈɪsp], [ wɪlˈə‍ʊðəwˈɪsp], [ w_ɪ_l_ˈəʊ___ð_ə_w_ˈɪ_s_p]

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How to use "Will-o'-the-wisp" in context?

The will-o'-the-wisp is a ghostly figure, usually reported as a glowing light or a human-shaped flame, that is often seen following nightfall in rural or isolated areas. The will-o'-the-wisp is sometimes said to be a Sign of Warning or Good Luck, and some people believe that it is an omen of death or a spirit of fire carries on its back a dying person en route to the next world.

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