Definition of mysterious in English:

mysterious

Line breaks: mys¦teri|ous
Pronunciation: /mɪˈstɪərɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

mysteriously

adverb
More example sentences
  • As the score climbed in New Zealand's favour the scoreboard mysteriously jammed.
  • And just exactly who is the one-eyed stranger that's mysteriously entered her life?
  • But a few weeks ago, in a strange twist to the tale, the brasses were mysteriously returned to the church.

mysteriousness

noun
More example sentences
  • ‘I wanted to retain a kind of magical mysteriousness,’ says Caple.
  • It has a striking mysteriousness, a haunting eeriness.
  • The mysteriousness can itself contribute to the effect of the poem.

Origin

late 16th century: from French mystérieux, from mystère 'mystery'.

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