Eldritch things are spooky and weird — they make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

If you're reading a horror or fantasy story, you may see the word eldritch, which means uncanny, unearthly, and weird in a supernatural way. Anything a witch does is eldritch. Goblins and elves are eldritch creatures. A story full of ghosts and strange monsters is full of eldritch elements. You won't find much that's eldritch in a story about lawyers or doctors. Those kinds of stories are more realistic.

Definitions of eldritch

adj suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

“an eldritch screech”
uncanny, unearthly, weird
not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

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