What does the word unearthly mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Henry James
  2. Something unnatural, or at least unearthly, must be near him! – The Flight of the Shadow by 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 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton