Definition of 'eerie'
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In the eerie quiet, it’s easy to lose your way and those with second thoughts might struggle to retrace their steps. Smithsonian Mag (2017)There was an eerie atmosphere throughout the afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In his case it is his eerie calmness under almost any amount of pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The second is the eerie howling that echoes around the night sky. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What at first seemed simple is gradually transformed into something subtle and eerie and strange. Times, Sunday Times (2012)After the blitz came the eerie calm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is a slightly eerie atmosphere at the dressage arena. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His pictures glow strangely and have an almost eerie feel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was magnetic to an extent that was almost eerie. Times, Sunday Times (2011)An almost eerie atmosphere of exaggeration haunts these images. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There was an eerie feel as tangible traces of lives were evident on some walls and whitewashed away on others. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There was a really eerie atmosphere. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sound and evocative lighting give you a feeling of being in a dark, eerie dream. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When there is a fire, something eerie happens to the cats. Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)There is an eerie echo here of your recent series of special reports on Afghanistan. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a very eerie, strange thing. The Sun (2013)The calm was eerie; the vista serene and surreal. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Something in this eerie sight intrigued, worried and enticed the nerves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But right now he's at the centre of a prospective bid battle that carries eerie echoes from his past. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The abandonment feels decidedly eerie. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It caught me by surprise and was eerie, something that made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The streets around the headquarters are calm, an eerie contrast to the noise and chaos of the rest of this teeming city. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are something much more eerie and ethereal, a coming together of cosmic forces and imagination that leaves the workaday world behind. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'eerie'
Used Occasionally. eerie is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'eerie'
British English: eerie ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as eerie, you mean that it seems strange and frightening.
I walked down the eerie dark path.
Definition of eerie from the Collins English Dictionary
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