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Strange or unearthly; eerie.

[Perhaps Middle English *elriche : Old English el-, strange, other; see al- in Indo-European roots + Old English rīce, realm; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɛldrɪtʃ) or


poetic Scot unearthly; weird
[C16: perhaps from Old English ælf elf + rīce realm; see rich]


(ˈɛl drɪtʃ)

eerie; weird; spooky.
[1500–10; earlier elrich= Old English el- foreign, strange (see else) + rīce kingdom (see rich)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eldritch - suggesting the operation of supernatural influenceseldritch - suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
References in classic literature ?
Pearl, in utter scorn of her mother's attempt to quiet her, gave an eldritch scream, and then became silent, not from any motion of obedience, but because the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition was excited by the appearance of those new personages.
And the woman, whose voice had risen to a kind of eldritch sing-song, turned with a skip, and was gone.
His short fiction has been published in the Broadkill Review, Serving House Journal, Village Writer, 42nd Parallel, Grand Tour, Eldritch Tales, Crimson River, Not Just Air, Stepping Stones and Penthouse Forum.
Season 1's big bad was a rich white guy with a shady past and government connections (plus a vaguely Silent Hill- -like eldritch horror from another dimension); Season 2's big baddy seems to be a cosmic spider.
JOHN GOSDEN'S team is gearing up for a big weekend with Cracksman leading the charge on Champions Day and Eldritch can give the yard a nice little boost with victory at Newcastle.
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This allowed The Master, who has now occupied Stoneheart CEO Eldritch Palmer's (Jonathan Hyde) body, to establish a totalitarian regime.
Part of "The Eldritch Manor Series", Darkling Green is a fantasy novel written especially for young adults and teenagers, yet thoroughly accessible and appealing to readers of all ages.
Edited by David Cecchetto, Marc Couroux, Ted Hiebert, and Eldritch Priest
Like, would you believe, Neil Diamond being hailed as 'The Jewish Elvis,' Dick Dale being dubbed as 'The King of Surf Guitar,' Rocio Durcal as 'Queen of Ranchera,' Nokie Edwards as 'King of Guitars,' Andrew Eldritch as 'Godfather of Goth,' Missy Elliott as 'Puff Mommy,' Brenda Fassie as 'The Black Madonna,' Amy Grant as 'Queen of Christian Pop, ' Nina Hagem as 'Godmother of Punk,' Kohmi Hirose as 'Queen of Winter,' Samuel Hui as 'God of Songs'-!
Lovecraft (1890-1937) is famous forwriting weird tales about eldritch monsters and the unfortunate human beings who cross their dreadful paths.
The band was created in 1977 in Leeds (UK) when Andrew Eldritch and Gary Marx met, but Eldritch with drum machine Doktor Avalanche (his companion since 1981) have been the only substantive members of The Sisters Of Mercy for all these years.