Definition of eerie adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪri//
How a building looks
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strange, mysterious and frightening synonym uncanny an eerie yellow light I found the silence underwater really eerie. See related entries: How a building looks Word OriginMiddle English (originally northern English and Scots in the sense ‘fearful’): probably from Old English earg ‘cowardly’, of Germanic origin; related to German arg.Extra examples a silence so long that it was almost eerie He had an eerie feeling that he was not alone. an eerie green light
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