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Hillaryhead

Created by: looseball

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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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Insomnoises

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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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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Insomniyaketyyak

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/som/ni/yaketee/yak

Sentence: Sally couldn't get any sleep because her partner talked constantly. She was a victim of insomniyaketyyak

Etymology: insomniac + yakety yak

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Apprehensound

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: APPREHENsion+SOUND

Sentence: Just when you want to sleep, especially if you are alone, the apprehensounding begins, and you have to account for them all before you can relax.

Etymology: APPREHENsion+SOUND

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Bumpfright

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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Heffabump

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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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Insominous

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-som-i-nus

Sentence: Mary became insominous after she moved into her new apartment and heard the creepy noises. It was especially alarming when the Paranormal Society asked to film an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in her bedroom.

Etymology: insomnia: an inability to fall asleep or remain asleep + ominous: a frightening awareness of danger, an evil portent

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good word! - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:23:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-25: 01:18:00

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Threeoclick

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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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'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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