eldritch


el·dritch

adjective \ˈel-drich\

Definition of ELDRITCH

:  weird, eerie <whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch singsong — R. L. Stevenson>

Origin of ELDRITCH

perhaps from Middle English *elfriche fairyland, from Middle English elf + riche kingdom, from Old English rīce — more at rich
First Known Use: 1508

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