Eldritch
Eldritch El"dritch, a. Hideous; ghastly; as, an eldritch shriek or laugh. [Local, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Eldritch — Pays d’origine  Italie Genre musical Metal progressif Thrash metal Années d activité 1991 à aujourd hui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eldritch — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Progressive, Thrash Metal Gründung 1991 Website …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eldritch — c.1500, apparently somehow from ELF (Cf. elf) (Cf. Scottish variant elphrish), an explanation OED finds suitable; Watkins connects its elements with O.E. el else, otherwise and rice realm …   Etymology dictionary

  • eldritch — [el′drich΄] adj. [Early ModE elrich, prob. < ME elf, elve, elf + rice, realm: see RIC] weird; eerie …   English World dictionary

  • eldritch — adjective Etymology: perhaps from Middle English *elfriche fairyland, from Middle English elf + riche kingdom, from Old English rīce more at rich Date: 1508 weird, eerie < whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch singsong R. L. Stevenson > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eldritch — adjective /ˈɛldrɪtʃ/ unearthly, alien, supernatural, weird, spooky, eerie So Maggie runs, the witches follow,Wi mony an eldritch skriech and hollo …   Wiktionary

  • eldritch — unearthly, supernatural, as in “She gave out an eldritch scream” …   Scottish slang

  • eldritch — /el drich/, adj. eerie; weird; spooky. Also, eldrich, elritch. [1500 10; earlier elrich, equiv. to OE el foreign, strange, uncanny (see ELSE) + rice kingdom (see RICH); hence of a strange country, pertaining to the Otherworld ; cf. OE ellende in… …   Universalium

  • eldritch — adj. spooky, unearthly, weird …   English contemporary dictionary

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