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eerie

adjective uk   /ˈɪə.ri/ us    /ˈɪr.i/
strange in a frightening and mysterious way: She heard the eerie noise of the wind howling through the trees. He had the eerie feeling that he had met this stranger before.Strange, suspicious and unnatural
eerily
adverb uk   /ˈɪə.rɪ.li/ us    /ˈɪr.ɪ.li/
Her voice was eerily similar to her dead grandmother's.Strange, suspicious and unnatural
eeriness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Strange, suspicious and unnatural
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