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eerie

adjective     /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     /ˈɪə.rɪ.li/ US  /ˈɪr.ɪ.li/ adverb Her voice was eerily similar to her dead grandmother's.Strange, suspicious and unnatural eeriness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Strange, suspicious and unnatural
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