Definition of eerie
1 chiefly Scotland : affected with fright : scared
2 : 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
eerilyplay \ˈir-ə-lē\ adverb
eerinessplay \ˈir-ē-nəs\ noun
Examples of eerie in a Sentence
The flames cast an eerie glow.
a land of eerie beauty
Recent Examples of eerie from the Web
Oliver decided to beat them to it, casting the eerie wax figure of Harding in the lead role.
Dimitri Tiomkin's score is in the eerie mood of the drama and batoned expertly by Ray Heindorf.
The off-season is well underway, and well, things are starting to get eerie.
The Western flexatone was a metal plate struck with beaters that added a clang to eerie, unstable glissandos.
In recent weeks, sky-watchers have been reporting nightly outbursts of eerie tendrils glowing in the twilight skies.
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But then this production has a surplus of acting riches. John Rensenhouse has several suitably eerie appearances as the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father, whose tale of murder sets the plot in motion.
Band members perform in eerie masks and keep their identities secret, adding to the group’s mystique.
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Origin and Etymology of eerie
Middle English (northern dialect) eri
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of eerie for English Language Learners
: strange and mysterious
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