also eery adjective (eerier; -est) Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) eri Date: 14th century 1. chiefly Scottish affected with fright ; scared 2. so mysterious, strange, or unexpected as to send a chill up the spine <
a coyote's eerie howl
the similarities were eerie
; also seemingly not of earthly origin <
the flames cast an eerie glow
Synonyms: see weirdeerily adverbeeriness noun

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