Verboticism: Deaffluence

'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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Musicophony

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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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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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Sharewaves

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: shair/wayves

Sentence: On cool, rainy and misty evenings from her balconey in the city, it was no longer the click- click-click of stilettos, nor the squish-squish-squish of Hushed Puppies Bronwyn heard...No, rising up from below was the endless cacophony of sharewaves emanating from the heads of passersby below.

Etymology: Share + Wave, a play on airwaves

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Hearplay

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈhɪɹple(ɪ)/

Sentence: Hearplay is not admissible evidence when deciding whether or not a song sucks.

Etymology: From hearsay + play

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-04: 17:50:00

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Cacophone

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəˈkäfōn

Sentence: Harry is very happy with his newest cacophone. This is not the case for anybody else on the on the subway. Since he bought a new cellie that can store and play music, everyone around him has had no choice but to suffer his obsession with the music of ABBA.

Etymology: cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds) + phone (a system that converts acoustic vibrations to electrical signals in order to transmit sound, typically voices, over a distance using wire or radio)

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Rifflux

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: riff lucks

Sentence: The rifflux from his buds as she stood beside hin on the subway was irritating, but not nearly as bad as his crotch grabbing shrieks whenever he heard Jacko hit the high notes. she resolved to get up two hours earlier and walk to work in future.

Etymology: reflux (regurgitation), riff (riff).

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COMMENTS:

petaj I like it. - petaj, 2007-10-05: 05:10:00

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Podlution

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pod/loo/shuhn

Sentence: The podlution emanating from fifty different passengers on the subway this morning was not only deafening, but also migraine irritating.

Etymology: iPod + pollution

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-01-23: 00:55:00

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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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Dejaheard

Created by: frenchprof

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Acoustencroach

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: uh - COOST - en - croach

Sentence: Felicia just got her ipod and knew little about it's use and she would constantly acoustencroach on anyone and everyone within 20 feet of her by having the volume turned up so high.

Etymology: Blend of 'acoustical' (Of or relating to sound, the sense of hearing, or the science of sound) and 'encroach' (to trespass upon the property, domain, or rights of another)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Quite jolly! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-04: 09:29:00

like it - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-04: 12:34:00

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