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Nighterroar

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: night/terror

Sentence: Nighterroar occurs when ordinary household noises take on an eerie roar during the night.

Etymology: night terror + roar

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Oddiability

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: odd ee abil it ee

Sentence: Diurna woke up every morning absolutely drained. Just after she drifted off each evening, she experienced oddiability, that sense she heard weird noises that set her imagination into overdrive. The sensation also left her with the remnants of strange dreams. Casey at the bat, waiting for the vampire's ruling on a play, flying mice...

Etymology: Odd ( not easily explained;beyond or deviating from the usual or expected) & Ability ( possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done) & Audible (heard or perceptible by the ear)

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Insomniaudio

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ĭn-sŏm'nē-ô'dē-ō'

Sentence: The irregular tapping of the branch of the old oak on the bedroom window became the insomniaudio, the percussion soundtrack of Beth's sleepless, windy Wednesday night.

Etymology: ins, var. of innies, type of belly button (see 'outies'); Omni, 1. science and space periodical, 2. former compact hatchback manufactured by the Dodge division of the pre-Benz Chrysler Corp, also released as the Plymouth Horizon; Audi, German manufacturer of, among other models, the A8 and TT; o, nil or zero.

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COMMENTS:

I like the sound of your word - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-12: 13:52:00

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Nocturnemissions

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nok-term-eh-NAY-shuns

Sentence: A worry wart and easily frightened, Wanda often lost lots of sleep due to the seemingly neverending unidentifiable nocturnemissions that resounded from the walls and from unknown sources from outside her bedroom window.

Etymology: Blend of nocturnal and emissions

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Great word! - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:19:00

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Audiogrex

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: aww-DEE-oh-GRR-ECKS

Sentence: Her home it was haunted- of that she was sure. It creaked as it settled-she could not endure. Acoustically creepy with many defects… Madness assured by AUDIOGRE X !

Etymology: AUDIo+OGRE+X= AUDIOGRE X.....AUDIO: of or relating to sound,of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves; Date: 1916 .....OGRE: a dreaded person or object, a hideous giant of fairy tales and folklore that feeds on human beings; French, probably ultimately from Latin Orcus, god of the underworld.....X: an unknown quantity; Usage: often capitalized often attributive Date: before 12th century.

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metrohumanx http://www.pacifier.com/~dkossy/kooksmus.html - metrohumanx, 2009-06-24: 00:58:00

metrohumanx WELCOME TO THE FREEZE-DRIED KOOKS MUSEUM. Open for all time and eternity, ceaseless, all-knowing and unchanging. - metrohumanx, 2009-06-24: 00:59:00

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Knockturnalnozees

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nok/tur/nal/no/zees

Sentence: Once again I stumbled out of bed, blurry eyed and sleepless after all the racket from the knockturnalnozees.

Etymology: nocturnal + noise + knock + no zzzs

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Clever blend. Great verboticism - Mustang, 2008-05-12: 23:08:00

Covers the whole gamut. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:20:00

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Cacoffiny

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kak off inn eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sentence: That creaking cacoffiny coming from the attic, allied to the movement of the curtains on the hermetically sealed window led the countess to feel the need to account for the death of her husband. Unaccountably her countenance grew troubled.

Etymology: cacophony, coffin.

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Eerily good! - Tigger, 2008-05-13: 01:24:00

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Settlementalbreakdown

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: settle/mental/brake/down

Sentence: The persistent creaking as the house settled farther into the ground resulted in Mac suffering a settlementalbreakdown.

Etymology: settle + mental breakdown

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Knockturnals

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nok turn als

Sentence: When Velma went to bed that night, she awoke later to strange noises. At about three a.m. she could hear the knockturnals very clearly. Although scared, she finally got up and crept towards the sound. That's when she discovered that her cat, Tomahawk, had learned how to rap on the back door to get back in, rather than trying to squeeze his massive body through the cat flap. Oh well, she thought it was better than him learning how to use the doorbell...

Etymology: Knock (make light, repeated taps on a surface) & Nocturnal (at night)

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Insoundmia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in saond meea

Sentence: Bella was having trouble falling into the arms of Morpheus, because she could hear every little creak and groan in the old house. When this insoundmia finally abated, she fell into a fitful sleep and dreamt bizarre dreams of her being up at the bat at the Breaking Dawn.

Etymology: Insomnia (sleeplessness) & Sound (auditory noise)

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'What's that dripping sound?'

DEFINITION: n. Strange sounds that keep you awake in the middle of the night. v. To lie in bed unable to sleep because you keep hearing weird sounds.

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