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Below you will find the definition of eerie, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
EXAMPLES - Eerie in a Sentence
- M. O'BRIEN: It's kind of eerie, isn't it, you know? (source)
- I say these Democrats are what is "eerie". terry horn (source)
- To call this tale eerie is a bit of an understatement. (source)
- But, you know, it was almost kind of eerie at some point. (source)
- What really makes button, button so eerie, is its familiarity. (source)
- Mysore, and they mirror the Maccabees story in eerie and powerful ways. (source)
- It is quiet and eerie, which is how it always feels when going to a war zone. (source)
- The parallel to an organized crime prosecution is kind of eerie, but it holds. (source)
- The unsaid hovers over the said, and colors the prose with a kind of eerie glow. (source)
- It was kind of eerie because the entire store was pretty empty because of the snow. (source)
- However, and this is kind of eerie, they actually taste less grapey than they smell. (source)
- Cheyne nodded as he recalled the eerie wail they had heard as they climbed the stairs. (source)
- STREATOR -- Soldiers 'paths may cross in eerie ways years after the battles have ended. (source)
- So, it was a bizarre and kind of eerie five -- it didn't last more than five seconds, Wolf. (source)
- Ordinary things gain eerie contours when illuminated by the imagination of this lonely girl. (source)
- What's eerie is that Republicans then were saying some of the same things Democrats are saying now. (source)
- One of the most legendary of all the "eerie" writers, Francesca Lia Block, is another Bitten contributor. (source)
- One needs to pull the good old word 'eerie' out of the dictionary to describe much if not all that happens. (source)
- TAUBENBERGER: We find it kind of eerie that there are some parallels between 1918 and the current H5 viruses. (source)
- No word was spoken, and in eerie silence the strange ships crept stealthily onwards, and cast anchor beside the (source)
- I have to tell you right now, it feels kind of eerie because there's been so much activity over the past couple of hours. (source)
- Similarly, newspaper reports of experiments in telepathy and other non-ordinary phenomena always refer to them as 'eerie'. (source)
- It's kind of eerie because there's no traffic on the road at all, you know, with the curfew, and it's kind of nice in a way. (source)
- MARCIANO: It's kind of eerie to see actually the voice and then his animatronics, very lifelike in the way he actually moves. (source)
- Mr. Reback claims to see an "eerie" parallel in what Google does today as it moves into areas like video, email, maps and cellphone ads. (source)
- Yet we cannot hear sounds above or below certain registers, or see colors of certain wavelengths, yet they exist, and we don't call them 'eerie'. (source)
- Experiencing some of those severe winds, although just moments ago there was dead calm that was described as eerie by Anderson Cooper and John Zarrella. (source)
- Honestly as a child I found these things kind of eerie and cool at the same time, but now as an adult I can appreciate the care and artistry that went into them. (source)
- JEFFREY TAUBENBERGER, DOCTOR, ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF PATHOLOGY: We find it kind of eerie that there are some parallels between 1918 and the current H5 viruses. (source)
- KING: You know, Christiane, listening to that polytonous chanting and singing, so eerie, that is something that is done by shepherds all around the Mediterranean area. (source)
- "You're fishing where the fish are," said Scott Eagle, Claria's chief marketing officer, who acknowledged that consumers might find ultra-specific advertising "eerie" at first. (source)
- The debate we are currently having has a kind of eerie distance to it, as though we were all living above this problem, instead of having our lettuce washed by people who are "without papers." (source)
- What I find most interesting about this is the way in which the initial horror of desolation begins to take on a kind of eerie beauty the further and further you get from your projected personal lifespan. (source)
- And there are the strangest and most mysterious plates in it, at which I sat looking for half an hour, till I felt 'eerie' - that vague, half-frightened feeling as if something supernatural were about one. (source)
- I've been writing this book for a couple of years so it's been, for me, a kind of eerie experience to see America do all the things [to] ... fulfill the predictions that Amy is sort of metaphorically enacting. (source)
- After noticing an "eerie" similarity between Al Gore's image problems and George Bush's situation the year before the '88 presidential race, Gore aides decided the veep should spend more time in the two states. (source)
- It has a kind of eerie feeling when you go out there and you see these old concrete buildings that are overgrown now and there are owls in some of them and there are rattlesnakes down in some of the launch pads but they ` ve retained it. (source)
- I think it's obvious how you hit the road with it: you have to have a kind of eerie, old-fashioned travelling circus, with faded, once-gaily painted wagons and a sideshow featuring malevolent midgets, silent hairy girls and exuberant, refined Siamese twins. (source)
- In the pagan temple whose remains stood there it was said pale ghosts of white-robed priests still offered up shadowy human sacrifices, and though John's faith was firm and sure, superstitions are beyond reasoning with, and he recalled the eerie, weird aspect of the grim stones with an unavoidable apprehension. (source)
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The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 62.0, which suggests that "eerie" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 17 synonyms for eerie.
awesome, bizarre, crawly, creepy, fantastic, fearful, frightening, ghostly, mysterious, scary, spectral, strange, supernatural, superstitious, uncanny, unearthly, weird
We have 11 antonyms for eerie.
common, earthly, familiar, funny, natural, normal, ordinary, plain, regular, silly, usual
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of eerie from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening.
- (adjective) Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious. See Synonyms at weird.
- (adjective) Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) strange, weird, fear-inspiring.
- (adjective) fearful, timid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird.
- (adjective) Affected with fear; affrighted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
- (adjective) inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening