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



BrE BrE//ʌnˈɜːθli//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈɜːrθli//
[usually before noun]
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  • very strange; not natural and therefore frightening an unearthly cry an unearthly light
  • Idioms (informal) very early, especially when this is annoying The job involved getting up at some unearthly hour to catch the first train.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unearthly

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