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weird  audio  (wîrd) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
weird·er, weird·est
  1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural.
  2. Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange.
  3. Archaic Of or relating to fate or the Fates.
NOUN:
    1. Fate; destiny.
    2. One's assigned lot or fortune, especially when evil.
  1. often Weird Greek & Roman Mythology One of the Fates.
tr. & intr.v.
weird·ed, weird·ing, weirds
Slang To experience or cause to experience an odd, unusual, and sometimes uneasy sensation. Often used with out.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English werde, fate, having power to control fate, from Old English wyrd, fate; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
weirdly(Adverb), weirdness(Noun)

SYNONYMS:
weird, eerie, uncanny, unearthly

These adjectives refer to what is of a mysteriously strange, usually frightening nature. Weird may suggest the operation of supernatural influences, or merely the odd or unusual: "The person of the house gave a weird little laugh" (Charles Dickens). "There is a weird power in a spoken word" (Joseph Conrad). Something eerie inspires fear or uneasiness and implies a sinister influence: "At nightfall on the marshes, the thing was eerie and fantastic to behold" (Robert Louis Stevenson). Uncanny refers to what is unnatural and peculiarly unsettling: "The queer stumps ... had uncanny shapes, as of monstrous creatures" (John Galsworthy). Something unearthly seems so strange and unnatural as to come from or belong to another world: "He could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din" (Henry Kingsley).


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