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unearthlyadjective

 us   /ʌnˈɜrθ·li/
strange and ​mysterious, and sometimes ​frightening: The ​streetlightscast an unearthly ​glow in the ​thickfog. infml If something ​happens at an unearthly ​hour, it ​happens at an ​unusual and ​unreasonabletime: I was ​awakened at some unearthly ​hour by a ​telephonecall from Australia.
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unearthlyadjective

uk   /ʌnˈɜːθ.li/  us   /-ˈɝːθ-/

unearthly adjective (NOT CONVENIENT)

informal An unearthly ​time is not at all ​convenient because it is too early in the ​morning or too late at ​night: I was ​woken up at some unearthlyhour 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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