Meaning of phantasmagoria

phan•tas•ma•go•ri•a

Pronunciation: (fan-taz"mu-gôr'ē-u, -gōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination.
  2. a changing scene made up of many elements.
  3. an optical illusion produced by a magic lantern or the like in which figures increase or diminish in size, pass into each other, dissolve, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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