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Word of the Day – Eldritch

By April 26, 2015Language, Word of the Day

Eldritch (adj) (Scottish)


Weird, sinister and ghostly

Originally from Scottish, possibly related to elf. Seldom used outside the horror genre, but what a brilliant word!

Example sentences

“She released an eldritch screech as something touched her arm in the dark.”

“All he could hear were the eldritch groans and creeks of the ramshackle house.”

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