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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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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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Nighterroar

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: night/terror

Sentence: Nighterroar occurs when ordinary household noises take on an eerie roar during the night.

Etymology: night terror + roar

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Cacoffiny

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kak off inn eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sentence: That creaking cacoffiny coming from the attic, allied to the movement of the curtains on the hermetically sealed window led the countess to feel the need to account for the death of her husband. Unaccountably her countenance grew troubled.

Etymology: cacophony, coffin.

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Eerily good! - Tigger, 2008-05-13: 01:24:00

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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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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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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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Hillaryhead

Created by: looseball

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Dissomnance

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: diss-som-nance

Sentence: Valda thought her inability to sleep was just a temporary case of dissomnance during the windy weather, but in fact she had been turned into a vampire. She would never sleep at night ever again.

Etymology: dis- (against/opposite) + somn- (sleep) + sonance (sound) + dissonance (unpleasant sound)

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perfect for the cartoon - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-12: 13:54:00

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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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Noxomatopoeia

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.

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COMMENTS:

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

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