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English definition of “unearthly”

unearthly

adjective uk   /ʌnˈɜːθ.li/ us    /-ˈɝːθ-/

unearthly adjective (NOT CONVENIENT)

informal describes a time that is not at all convenient because it is too early in the morning or too late at night: I was woken up at some unearthly hour of the morning by someone knocking on my door.

unearthly adjective (STRANGE)

strange in a mysterious and sometimes frightening way: Cats' cries have an unearthly quality.
(Definition of unearthly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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