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Creakese

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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Qoise

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Santawake

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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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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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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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'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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