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Created by: looseball




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Created by: rombus

Pronunciation: snor - ah - nar - ah

Sentence: Martin had to say snoranara to his sleep these days. Once the baby was born, Mayra was up several times a night and there were so many new sounds that kept him awake....

Etymology: sayonara (adieu, adios, goodbye), snore (breathe noisily during sleep)

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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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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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Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: Image-ounds

Sentence: Vicky lie awake, staring up[ at the ceiling, eyes wide. Her breathing quickend as even more imagounds entered the room. There was a small thump, a squeak, a creak, a skitter. What was that!? Could it be....Yes, yes it was! The sound of a heartbeat, a HUMAN heartbeat! She sat up straight in bed, her hand on the knife she had kept stored beneath her pillow, ready to strike-but there was no one there.

Etymology: Imagined, as in the act of imagining, + Sounds, as in noises.


Poe-etic tense to it! - Nosila, 2010-07-13: 23:59:00


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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


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


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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: santəwāk

Sentence: Twas the night before Christmas and Julie is completely Santawake. Every sound she hears, from squeaks of an old house to her cat knocking ornaments off the tree, make her think that Santa has arrived. What’s worse is that she jumps every time she hears something waking her husband.

Etymology: Santa (an imaginary figure said to bring presents for children on Christmas) + awake (sleeping)

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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


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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in som noy zes

Sentence: Morphea Wakemore had moved into her first new house recently. She loved the location, the layout and features of the new place. It was an older home, with a colorful past, but it gave her the character she wanted. Everything was perfect except for the insomnoises. She might drop off at her regular bedtime, but every night at 2:45 am the sounds started. Creepy, strange and eerie noises that kept her awake for the rest of the night. When she checked with her realtor, she was assured this was a common complaint in her new home town of Amityville.

Etymology: Insomnia (an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness)& Noises (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

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Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: creek - eez

Sentence: The house was speaking its creepy creakease with all its settling and contracting in the night. Wide-eyed and drowsily alert maggie lie in bed imagining ghosts and gobblins milling about.

Etymology: creak, sound of a rusty gate or noisy floorboards + ese, of a language

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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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