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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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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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Hillaryhead

Created by: looseball

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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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Durping

Created by: illwordthat

Pronunciation: durp-ing

Sentence: "Honey I was durping last night...are you sure you wore your nose patch?"

Etymology: Slurping-sleeping-drippin-surfing

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Nice!!! - illwordthat, 2008-05-12: 00:54:00

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Noisezzzs

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: noi - zeezs

Sentence: Jeremy was woken by the creepy noisezzzs in the old Jameson house. It was his first night there and were rumors that the 18th century mansion was haunted had circulated for years.

Etymology: noises, zzzs

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Best word today! - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:21:00

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Nighthowl

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: night-howl

Sentence: Jennifer couldn't sleep because of the nighthowls coming from her neighbour's bedroom window

Etymology: night+ howl

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

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Nocturnemanations

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nock - tern - em - uh - NAY - shuns

Sentence: The nocturnemanations that continuously emitted from the walls, the outdoors, the attic and unseen places kept Gladys on edge thru the night and made sleep impossible.

Etymology: Blend of nocturnal and emanations.

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a bit of a tongue twister but nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-12: 13:55:00

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Soundawake

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sownd-a-wayk

Sentence: No wonder Mary was soundawake, it as all her own fault for hearing spooky noises in the middle of the night. She vowed never to watch horror films when she was alone ever again.

Etymology: Sound (Virbrations sensed by the ear) Awake (Not asleep, past-awoken) Opposite of sound asleep

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COMMENTS:

I liked this one. The only problem - if you don't immdiately catch the underlying connection to 'sound-asleep' it seems like an overly-simple response to the definition, (i.e. it may seem, at first, like you picked 2 words from the definition and stuck them together). Gets my vote though, for the clever double-meaning wordplay. - Tigger, 2008-05-13: 01:21:00

How true! Reminds me of a fairly recent film, "Eyes Wide Shut". Excellent word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:19:00

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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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