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Qoise

Kallystie

Created by: Kallystie

Pronunciation: kwoy-ze

Sentence: I was laying in bed, unable to fall asleep, when all of a sudden I heard a noise. The noise was odd...something I had never heard before. I nudged my boyfriend and asked, "Did you hear that qoise?" He mumbled something unintellilgable, rolled over, and fell back asleep. I was left to ponder what that qoise was.

Etymology: Qoise is that combination of the word questionable and noise.

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Nocturnacoustics

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: knock turn a COOS tics

Sentence: “CREEEeee-k”. Bethany stirred, unable to sleep with the nocturnacoustics scattering in her small room of the rooming house. The house was over 100 years old! Of course it would generate it’s own nighttime clamour, what with it’s original plumbing, wood flooring and coal furnace. She’d have to get earplugs.

Etymology: From nocturnal and acoustics.

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COMMENTS:

great word!! - mweinmann, 2009-06-24: 22:48:00

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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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Slumberrupt

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

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COMMENTS:

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

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

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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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Creepualize

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

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Threeoclick

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: Thrēōklik

Sentence: When he inherited his uncle's house Tom didn't know he had also inherited a threeoclick. At precisely 3 o'clock every night, the house would emit a distinct clicking sound. It only lasts a few seconds but is quite enough to wake him. Despite his best his best efforts he cannot find its source. The next click you hear may be Tom's mind snapping.

Etymology: 3 o'clock (an un-goddly hour) + click (a short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming quickly into contact)

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COMMENTS:

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-24: 15:04:00

very clever - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:20:00

clever word....made me laugh...describes it exactly - mweinmann, 2009-06-24: 22:49:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Audionocturn

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: aw-dee-oh-nok-tern

Sentence: Jen stared at the spot on the wall directly above her head where the spider was half an hour ago. She became rigid each time she heard the creaking of the house as it contracted in the cool night air. The shades gently moved back and forth in the draft of the window sills. She was paralized by the audionocturnic noise that the old house emitted as the night wore on.

Etymology: audio, sound + nocturnal, of the night

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COMMENTS:

Have had nights like those... - Nosila, 2008-05-12: 19:24:00

Interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:23:00

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Insomniyack

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: in-som-nee-yak

Sentence: Tonight Joyce is an insomniac. Her boyfriend is having his weekly poker game with his buds. While they insomniyack in the other room she lays in bed, staring at the ceiling trying to not listen.

Etymology: insomniac (a person with an inability to sleep soundly) + yack (to talk, to chatter)

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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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