What does the word uncanny mean?

Usage examples for uncanny

  1. There was once a person possessing a fund of uncanny humour who greatly desired to import from past ages a corps of knights in full armour. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  2. It was like some uncanny moving picture that he was watching. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  3. None of them could ever describe what it was like; indeed, it seemed to possess a character all its own, and somehow caused the " goose- flesh" to creep over their bodies, even though they knew the origin of the uncanny cry. – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
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