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Definition of "eerie" []

  • Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious. See Synonyms at weird. (adjective)
  • Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eerie" in a sentence
  • "When the final buzzer sounded, the Woodinville junior was overcome with what she called an "eerie" feeling."
  • "What's eerie is that Republicans then were saying some of the same things Democrats are saying now."
  • "What really makes button, button so eerie, is its familiarity."