Eerie - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪri|  American pronunciation of the word eerie
Brit.  |ˈɪəri|  British pronunciation of the word eerie

adjective

- suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious

an eerie feeling of deja vu

- inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening(syn: eery)

an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods
an eerie midnight howl

Examples

The flames cast an eerie glow.

the eerie sound of an owl hooting at night

an eerie feeling of deja vu

an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods

... his white countenance was rendered eerie by the redness of the sagging lids below his eyes ...

...the eerie dusk of an approaching storm overclouded the plains...

...an eerie and portentous stillness hung over the camp the night before the battle...

...a tale of horror replete with eerie hauntings and evil witchery...

He could hear eerie noises echoing through the corridors.

The eerie howl of the siren sent chills up her spine.

After the explosion, an eerie silence fell upon the scene.

the eerie whistle of dropping bombs

Word forms

adjective
comparative: eerier
superlative: eeriest
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