Part of speech: adjective

Supernatural; weird; appalling.

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Usage examples "unearthly":

  1. Rowland, left alone, stood there for an instant, intolerably puzzled, face to face with Miss Light's poodle, who had set up a sharp, unearthly cry of sympathy with his mistress. - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
  2. Something unnatural, or at least unearthly, must be near him! - "The Flight of the Shadow", George MacDonald.
  3. A sound that partook of laughter, but was so unearthly in its malignant glee that it seemed not to come from a human lip, answered the Vala; and as the laugh died the witch rose, and said: Go and question thy dead, O Morthwyrtha! - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.