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Word: eerie

Definition: weird; causing fear because strange


Sentences Containing 'eerie'

This must have been an amazingly new piece of realism at the time, and is wonderfully used, to give an eerie effect to the darkened end of the room.
'But it is so lonely and eerie in this dim light that I was frightened and ran out again.

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