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Definition of Ephemeral

Ephemeral

  1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
  2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only.
  3. Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.

Ephemeral Quotations

Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.
Dee Hock

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body.
Christian Dior

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
Maggie Smith

In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
Brian Eno

So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it's gratifying to have something you have done linger in people's memories.
John Williams
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Ephemeral Translations

ephemeral in French is fugitif
ephemeral in Italian is volatile

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