Verboticism: Chantrusia

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Audiocreep

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: aw - dee - ooo - kreep

Sentence: Tonya felt that she was suffering from audiocreep. Because her dad was losing his hearing, she could not escape his television, music or computer as he increasingly amplified everything around him.

Etymology: audio, creep (grow or spread)

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Dejaheard

Created by: frenchprof

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Musicophony

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: myoōzikäfənē

Sentence: Tom’s company tried to make peace with its workers by asking that they use earbuds or headphones when listening to their chosen form of entertainment. What they didn’t expect was the musicacophony that spilled from the various listening devices with maxed-out volumes.

Etymology: music (a sound perceived as pleasingly harmonious) + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds)

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Rocophony

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: (räk ˈkäfənē) rok 'kafinee

Sentence: There is nothing more irritating to me on an early morning commute to work, than hearing the rocaphany of music from a fellow straphanger's headphones over my own!

Etymology: "rock" from loud rock music + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: a cacophony of deafening alarm bells

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Apustics

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: a/pyu/stiks

Sentence: Heather will never forget the day Grandma volunteered to accompany her 8th grade class on the field trip. She had no idea. Had she known, she would have skipped school for sure. It was embarrassing enough that Grams brought her headphones and WALKMAN (!) for the bus ride, but her apustics were humiliating.

Etymology: Acoustic + P.U. (as in stinky musAK)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx It's a good thing the portable 8-track player was never invented. Poor Grams! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:28:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-05: 01:42:00

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Offenade

Created by: paolamoncadaa

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:) - paolamoncadaa, 2018-01-24: 21:35:00

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Sonicooze

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: son-ik-ooz

Sentence: His grandma subjected him to deeply annoying sonicooze of Englebert Humperdinck while he crammed for his math exam.

Etymology: sonic + ooze

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Soundeflect

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Sow-nd-ee-flekt

Sentence: When Sarah listened to her heavy metal through her earphones her mum was still able to here it due to the soundeflect, being more into classical music herself, this would drive her so mad that she had to resort to wearing earplugs.

Etymology: Sound(vibrations which travel through the air and are sensed by the ear) + Deflect(turn aside from a straight course or intended purpose) ORIGIN Latin eflectere from flectere 'to bend' = Soundeflect

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COMMENTS:

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-04: 12:35:00

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Handmesound

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: HAND-mee-sound

Sentence: Alex's understanding of what he called "popular music" came entirely from handmesound hip-hop he picked up on the bus.

Etymology: hand-me-down + sound

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Bangnamstyle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bang nam style

Sentence: Adele was floored when her Grandma played her music so loudly on her headphones. Grandma also sang out loud and off key to whatever she gyrated to. Her current favourite was so loud, Adele called it her bangnam-style, as it would have broken most ear drums at that volume. Eh Sexy Deaf Lady!

Etymology: Bang (loud noise) & Gangnam-style (pop hit by Korean PSI’s song “Gangnam Style,” which mocks the consumerism of a rich Seoul suburb and features a horse-riding-style dance)

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII clever ! - DrWebsterIII, 2012-11-07: 10:55:00

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