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
The Basin is the nation’s second-largest natural gas field, and for miles in every direction, gas compressors are running more or less constantly, filling the desert with their eerie, broadband roar.
A slow-burn serving of eco-horror, Lorcan Finnegan’s feature skimps on substance, but more than makes up for it with eerie settings, supernatural undertones and a ’70s horror throwback vibe.
Helicopters frequently buzzed overhead and sporadic gunfire and blasts shattered the eerie silence.
Today, it's been known to give off eerie vibes that attract curious souls — including ghost hunters — from all over the world.
An array of LED lights mimics sunlight, giving the cylinder an eerie blue glow.
The rematch between Maeda and Wacha featured an eerie similarity to their game on May 25.
A dawn fat-tire cycle ride -- when the sands are sometimes bathed in an eerie fog -- offers an exhilarating chance to get among the dunes and enjoy desert silence.
The brains have a certain eerie presence and haunt us a little bit.
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Origin and Etymology of eerie
Middle English (northern dialect) eri
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of eerie
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Definition of eerie for English Language Learners
: strange and mysterious
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