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or ee·ry  (îr′ē)
adj. ee·ri·er, ee·ri·est
1. Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening. See Synonyms at weird.
2. Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition.

[Middle English eri, fearful, from Old English earg, cowardly.]

ee′ri·ly adv.
ee′ri·ness n.
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Adv.1.eerily - in an unnatural eery manner; "it was eerily quiet in the chapel"
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[ˈɪərɪlɪ] ADV [deserted] → misteriosamente; [similar, familiar] → sorprendentemente
the whole town was eerily quietel pueblo entero estaba sumido en un silencio inquietante
his footsteps echoed eerily along the High Streetsus pasos resonaron de manera sobrecogedora por la calle Mayor


[ˈɪərɪli] adv (= creepily) → étrangement


adv (+vb) → unheimlich; (+adj) → auf unheimliche Weise; the whole town was eerily quietin der ganzen Stadt herrschte eine unheimliche Stille; sometimes they were eerily similarmanchmal bestand eine unheimliche Ähnlichkeit zwischen ihnen


(ˈiəri) adjective
causing fear; weird. an eerie silence.
ˈeerily adverb
ˈeeriness noun
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