- having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
- mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: Uncanny sounds filled the house.
- characterized by apparently supernatural wonder, horror, etc
- beyond what is normal or expectedan uncanny accuracy
adj.1590s, “mischievous;” 1773 in the sense of “associated with the supernatural,” originally Scottish and northern English, from un- (1) “not” + canny.