eerily

adverb
ee·​ri·​ly | \ ˈir-ə-lē How to pronounce eerily (audio) \

Definition of eerily

: in a strange and eerie manner : mysteriously, weirdly The museum had closed for the night and it was eerily still.— Brian Selznick In a case eerily similar to the Vicki Hoskinson murder, an eleven-year-old girl in Louisiana disappeared while riding her bicycle.— David Fisher

First Known Use of eerily

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Eerily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eerily. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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