Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
eerie

ee·rie (ee·ry)

eerie (eery)

pronunciation:
i ri
part of speech: adjective
inflections: eerier, eeriest
definition: mysterious and frightening; weird.
Eerie laughter was coming from the rooms upstairs.We witnessed an eerie light in the sky.
synonyms:
mysterious, spooky, unearthly, weird
similar words:
chilling, creepy, ghostly, odd, preternatural, scary, spectral, strange, uncanny, unnatural
derivations: eerily (adv.), eeriness (n.)