Definitions for eerieˈɪər i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ee•rie*ˈɪər i(adj.)-ri•er, -ri•est.

or ee•ry

  1. uncanny, so as to inspire superstitious fear; strange and mysterious:

    an eerie howl.

  2. Chiefly Scot. affected with superstitious fear.

    Category: Scottish

* Syn: See weird.

Origin of eerie:

1250–1300; ME eri, dial. var. of argh, OE earg cowardly; c. OFris erg, OHG ar(a)g cowardly ON argr evil

ee′ri•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eerie(adj)

    suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious

    "an eerie feeling of deja vu"

  2. eerie, eery(adj)

    inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eerie(adjective)ˈɪər i

    strange and slightly frightening

    an eerie silence on the streets; The ocean was eerily calm.

Wiktionary

  1. eerie(Adjective)

    strange, weird, fear-inspiring.

    The eerie sounds seemed to come from the graveyard after midnight.

  2. eerie(Adjective)

    fearful, timid.

  3. Origin: From eri, from earg. Akin to ergh, argh from the same source.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eerie(adj)

    alt. of Eery

Freebase

  1. Eerie

    Eerie was an American magazine of horror comics introduced in 1966 by Warren Publishing. Like Mad, it was a black-and-white newsstand publication in a magazine format and thus did not require the approval or seal of the Comics Code Authority. Each issue's stories were introduced by the host character, Cousin Eerie. Its sister publications were Creepy and Vampirella.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

eerie(adjective)

causing fear; weird

an eerie silence.

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