Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hideous; ghastly; wild; weird; preternatural.

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Examples

  • At that time in one's life, vocabulary and phrases such as "eldrich", "ichor", "the putrid, dripping eidolon of unwholesome revelation" seem perfectly appropriate.

    The ADD Blog at Comic Book Galaxy

  • Ghastly grim and eldrich story counted in the daily score -

    SPECIAL CONTEST ACTIVITY

  • I recently discovered your podcast as I've returned to the eldrich world of Cthulhu through Yog Radio and the Call of Cthulhu rpg.

    25 - The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath Part 2.

  • You cannot imagine what a weird effect these eldrich bushes had upon my mind.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • When bats their drowsy vigils wheel round eldrich tree and tower,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • But the tune was changing, and at the change the man shivered for the air ran up to the high notes and then down to the deeps with an eldrich cry, like a hawk's scream at night, or a witch's song in the gloaming.

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

  • Judging from the incessant rolling and pitching of the brigantine, the crashing thunder of seas upon her sides, the eldrich shrieking of the gale, as well as from the chorused groans and plaints of each individual bolt and timber in the frail fabric that housed his fortunes, the wind had strengthened materially during his hours of forgetfulness -- however many the latter might have been.

    The Black Bag

  • She knew positively that there was nothing eldrich in the strange, strange woodland.

    Ged

  • While they lingered a shrill whistle, echoing like an eldrich laugh among the cliffs of the upper gorge, announced the coming of a train from the direction of Carbonate.

    A Fool for Love

  • A rope was passed to the "Bertha Millner," the junk put out its sweeps, and to a wailing, eldrich chanting the schooner was towed out of the bay.

    Moran of the Lady Letty

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