Complete Definition of "eerie"

English

Alternative spellings
eery

Etymology
Middle English eri, originally from Scots

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈɪəɹi/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈɪɹi/

Adjective
en-adj|eeri|er

  1. strange, weird, fear-inspiring.

#: The eerie sounds seemed to come from the graveyard after midnight.

  1. fearful, timid.

Derived terms
eerily (adverb)
eeriness (noun)
eerisome

Translations
trans-top|weird
Finnish: outo
French: inquiétant m, inquiétante f, spectral m, spectrale f, surnaturel m, surnaturelle f
Japanese: JAchar|不気味な (ぶきみな, bukimina)
trans-mid
Norwegian: skummel, nifs
Portuguese: estranho, assustador, esquisito
trans-bottom

trans-top|fearful
Finnish: pelottava
trans-mid
Japanese: 恐ろしい(おそろしい, osoroshī)
Norwegian: engstelig
Swedish: kuslig
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Bulgarian: зловещ, тайнствен
ttbc|Korean: 어리다 (eorida), 어리치다 (eorichida), 야릇하다 (yareuthada), 홀리다 (hollida)
ttbc|Romanian: straniu, elusiv
ttbc|Turkish: urkunc, urkutucu

Category:Scots derivations

io:eerie
hu:eerie
ru:eerie
fi:eerie
vi:eerie
zh:eerie

Revision and Credits for"eerie"
  • 2008-01-01 00:11 - AutoFormat - gender -''m'', [[inquiΓ©tante]] ''f'', [[spectral]] ''m'', [[spectrale]] ''f'', [[surnaturel]] ''m'', [[surnaturelle]] ''f'' +{{m}}, [[inquiΓ©tante]] {{f}}, [[spectral]] {{m}}, [[spectrale]] {{f}}, [[surnaturel]] {{m}}, [[surnaturelle]] {{f}}

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