Definition of eerie in English:
adjective (eerier, eeriest)
Strange and frightening: an eerie green glow in the sky
More example sentences
- Backstage is strangely eerie, so I go to my dressing-room for some quiet time.
- The room was dark, except for an eerie glow of green from a weak neon lamp on the ceiling.
- They are concerned for elderly neighbours who can be left terrified by the eerie silences on the end of the phone.
uncanny, sinister, ghostly, spectral, unnatural, unearthly, preternatural, supernatural, other-worldly, unreal, mysterious, strange, abnormal, odd, curious, queer, weird, bizarre, freakish;
frightening, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling, scaring, terrifying, petrifying, chilling;
British informal rum
- [as submodifier]: it was eerily quietMore example sentences
- The streets were eerily quiet, but other than that and the constant wail of sirens, nothing much looked out of the ordinary.
- London's foreign exchange markets, normally the scene of frenetic activity, were eerily quiet.
- The first night we crossed a boiling river, its steam eerily brilliant in our headlights.
- Example sentences
- There was an aura of strangeness around the set, a sort of quiet eeriness to it all.
- I'm thinking of the score Philip Glass did for Dracula and how it brought the film to a whole new level of eeriness, an emotional impact that I don't think it ever achieved before that.
- But, today there was just this eeriness about the place that I could not explain and office space was being given away for $0.50 per square foot.
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