Verboticism: Soundawake


Created by: TJayzz

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.

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: Soundawake

Tigger - 2008-05-13: 01:21:00
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.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-13: 07:19:00
How true! Reminds me of a fairly recent film, "Eyes Wide Shut". Excellent word!