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

 

eldritch

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈeldrɪtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeldrɪtʃ//
 
[usually before noun](literary)
 
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strange and frightening an eldritch screech Word Origin early 16th cent. (originally Scots): perhaps related to elf.