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phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă),
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phan·tas·ma·gor·i·a

(fan-taz'mă-gōr'ē-ă)
A fantastic sequence of haphazardly associative imagery.

phantasmagoria

(făn-tăz-mă-gŏr′ē-ă) [Gr. phantasma, an appearance, + agora, assembly, gathering]
A series of phantasms, deceptive illusions, either imagined or remembered from a dream.
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Gradually, the finest contours of hills and vegetation dissociate themselves from the tranquil background, like distant landscapes rising phantasmagorically from an enveloping fog before fading away again from view.
But as "rude mechanicals" are involved in the "shaping fantasies" of Dream--Bottom in his own and Titania's, all of them in assembling a play to be presented at Theseus's wedding that phantasmagorically represents the experience of the courtly lovers--it becomes a matter of more than routine interest to see how material "joining" and "joinery" function within the spiritual and intellectual spheres of Elizabethan culture.