eerily
adverb see eerie

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Eerily — Ee ri*ly, adv. In a strange, unearthly way. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eerily — adv. Eerily is used with these adjectives: ↑beautiful, ↑empty, ↑familiar, ↑prophetic, ↑quiet, ↑reminiscent, ↑silent, ↑similar Eerily is used with these verbs: ↑echo …   Collocations dictionary

  • eerily — eerie ► ADJECTIVE (eerier, eeriest) ▪ strange and frightening. DERIVATIVES eerily adverb eeriness noun. ORIGIN originally northern English and Scots in the sense «fearful»: probably from Old English, «cowardly» …   English terms dictionary

  • eerily — adverb in an unnatural eery manner it was eerily quiet in the chapel • Syn: ↑spookily …   Useful english dictionary

  • eerily — See eerie. * * * …   Universalium

  • eerily — adverb /ˈɪərɪli/ In an eerie manner. Syn: strangely, ominously, sinisterly …   Wiktionary

  • eerily — adv. frighteningly, uncannily, weirdly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eerily — ee·ri·ly …   English syllables

  • eerily — See: eerie …   English dictionary

  • eerie — eerily, adv. eeriness, n. /ear ee/, adj., eerier, eeriest. 1. uncanny, so as to inspire superstitious fear; weird: an eerie midnight howl. 2. Chiefly Scot. affected with superstitious fear. Also, eery. [1250 1300; ME eri, dial. var. of argh, OE… …   Universalium

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