One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘all the clocks had stopped and the silence was uncanny’
eerie, unnatural, preternatural, supernatural, unearthly, other-worldly, unreal, ghostly, mysterious, strange, abnormal, odd, curious, queer, weird, bizarre, freakish
informal creepy, spooky, freaky
British informal rum
North American informal bizarro
2‘there was an uncanny resemblance between the two pictures’
striking, remarkable, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, out of the way, unusual, exceptional, astounding, astonishing, incredible, conspicuous, noteworthy, notable, considerable, distinctive, arresting
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