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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: creep/oo/uh/eyes

Sentence: Lying awake in the middle of the night, sometimes my mind wanders and I creepualize myself into hysterics with any unusual sounds.

Etymology: creep oneself out + visualize


Good one. - Mustang, 2009-06-25: 01:19:00


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Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /din-SOM-nee-uh/

Sentence: Lying in bed and staring toward the ceiling, Michelle sighed again, kept awake by the dinsomnia that had plagued her every night this week. There were the 'creekity-creeks' that Jack had explained were just the roof beams contracting in the cooler evenings, the 'tick, tick, tick, hiss' of the hot water pipes, the faint 'thump, thump, thump' of the refrigerator in the kitchen, and the 'drip, drip' of the leaky bathroom faucet. But what on earth was that 'clankety, clank' noise that sounded like it was coming from the attic? It didn't fit in with the familiar nighttime rhythm, and Michelle winced every time she heard it.

Etymology: Din - sound with clamor or persistent repetition (from Old English, dyne "loud noise") + Insomnia - an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness (Latin, insomnia "want of sleep" from in- "not" + somnus "sleep")


Great minds think alike...? Or is it fools seldom differ???? - Nosila, 2008-05-12: 02:13:00

So the saying goes, but to our mutual credit, I'd like to think that I'm a unique sort of fool. You decide. - Tigger, 2008-05-12: 02:37:00

had to give you a vote each in the interests of fairness. - galwaywegian, 2008-05-12: 12:00:00

Too kind, galwaywegian, thanks! - Nosila, 2008-05-12: 19:26:00

Clever blend! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:26:00


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: i(ə)ritāshən

Sentence: Nobody can explain why George\'s old house makes such strange noises. Sometimes it sounds like a cat caught in a trap, sometimes like somebody whispering. Whatever it is the earitation is enough to keep him awake all too many nights.

Etymology: ear (an organ sensitive to sound) + irritation (the state of feeling annoyed, impatient, or angry)


eary word! - Nosila, 2010-07-14: 00:02:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: nokso-mat-uh-PEE-uh

Sentence: "What was that? A loose floor board? Is someone's downstairs? Did I lock the back door? Is there someone on the stairs?" With every strange sound my fear grows. My mind exaggerates the dangers of the noises of the night; I hear dust bouncing on the carpet, and spiders weaving cable-sized webs. Elephant-eared, heart-racing, and stock still, I lie awake in fear of who and what is lurking. Out of the silence, my already fragile peace of mind is further shaken by the creaking groans of the aging house's arthritic joints. Slowly, quietness returns; my eyes close; suddenly my tranquility is broken by Roxie, "Here's your tea and toast, love." Relieved to awake alive, I chat along. " Helluva noise in the street, last night." "Oh, was there!" she replies, "I slept like a babe; didn't hear a thing. Must have been your noxomatopoeia, again".

Etymology: Blend of L. NOCT, NOX: night & ONOMATOPOEIA: formation of a word, such as clink, creak, ping by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.


nice formation - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-12: 13:53:00


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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.


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


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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: heff-a-bump

Sentence: I could hear the heffabumps made by the heffalumps, shuffling in my closet.

Etymology: heffalump, a mystical creature. Bump, a sound usually made in the night.

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nok-tern-em-eh-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 (during the night) and emanations (. Something that issues from a source; an emission)

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Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: Slum-ber-rup-t

Sentence: The annoying drip drip drip of that loose tap had left Kelly slumberrupted for days. Was it really that difficult to find a decent plumber in this town?!

Etymology: Slumber - sleep; interrupt - to stop/delay


Excellent! - Mustang, 2008-05-12: 23:09:00

Yep, good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:24:00


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Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: bump-frite

Sentence: Somania was frozen with fear and unable to sleep with the constant bumpfright all through the night.

Etymology: Bump- A knocking sound in the middle of the night. Fright- To be afraid...very afraid and can't move. ;)

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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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'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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