[ UK /ˈɛldɹɪt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈɛɫdɹɪtʃ/ ]
  1. suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    an eldritch screech
    he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din
    stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures
    an unearthly light
    the three weird sisters
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How To Use eldritch In A Sentence

  • Especially if the city is older than time, built on the slopes of an uneasily slumbering volcano, atop murmuring catacombs, and the eldritch ruins where men fear to tread loom over the unclimbed and unclimbable far side of the volcano, and strange musics or shrieks of nonhuman laughter ring across the ashy slopes when the moon is dark, or, in the case of Mars, moons. MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel
  • The point of low fantasy is to watch clean-limbed fighting men from Virginia clash flashing blades against surly yet brawny barbarians from Cimmeria during the last days of Rome on Mars or something, and maybe rescue a half-naked space princess from eldritch evil priests, eldritch chthonic demons, eldritch undead, eldritch pirates, eldritch highwaymen, eldritch encyclopedia salesmen of darkness. MIND MELD: Gods by the Bushel
  • The two chance shots that seemed to point at Alan and the daughter of James More struck me hard; and I fled from the eldritch creature, casting her a baubee, which she continued to sit and play with under the moving shadows of the hanged. David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.
  • And then, for the first time since she had first appeared in Belloc's garden, she began to sing, in a quiet, penetrating, wordless, altogether eldritch voice.
  • And then she joined hands with the other witch, and eldritch force sizzled through them like a river of blue lightning, and my plans changed on the spot.
  • an eldritch screech
  • He backed up a step, afraid that he would destroy the eldritch beauty shimmering in the circle of his helmet lamp. THIS TIME LOVE
  • Berwin gave a kind of eldritch shriek and stepped back a pace, as though to place himself on his guard. The Silent House
  • Still, I could make some calls and see if the name rang any bells, and there was always Eldritch and Associates although, in my experience, lawyers tended to be unhelpful at best in these situations. The Unquiet
  • They were part of a promotional kit for the film and irresistible to a collector of the eldritch and the outré.
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