uncannily, adv.uncanniness, n.
/un kan"ee/, adj.
1. having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
2. mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: Uncanny sounds filled the house.
[1590-1600; UN-1 + CANNY]
Syn. 2. preternatural, odd. See weird.
Ant. 2. ordinary, natural.

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