adjective \ˈir-ē\

: strange and mysterious


Full Definition of EERIE

chiefly Scottish :  affected with fright :  scared
:  so mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine <a coyote's eerie howl> <the similarities were eerie>; also :  seemingly not of earthly origin <the flames cast an eerie glow>
ee·ri·ly \ˈir-ə-lē\ adverb
ee·ri·ness \ˈir-ē-nəs\ noun

Variants of EERIE

ee·rie also ee·ry \ˈir-ē\

Examples of EERIE

  1. The flames cast an eerie glow.
  2. a land of eerie beauty

Origin of EERIE

Middle English (northern dialect) eri
First Known Use: 14th century


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