Definition of eldritch in English:


Syllabification: el·dritch
Pronunciation: /ˈeldriCH


  • Weird and sinister or ghostly: an eldritch screech
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    • There was a piercing, petrifying, eldritch screech.
    • The whites beneath her lowered eyes showed as she said this, and for an instant Anest felt as though he spoke, not to his wife, but to a perfect stranger, the purely eldritch creature she had once been.
    • And then she joined hands with the other witch, and eldritch force sizzled through them like a river of blue lightning, and my plans changed on the spot.


early 16th century (originally Scots): perhaps related to elf.

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