Definition of eldritch in English:

eldritch

Line breaks: el|dritch
Pronunciation: /ˈɛl(d)rɪtʃ
 
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adjective

Weird and sinister or ghostly: an eldritch screech
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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