Verboticism: Dissomnance



Created by: petaj

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: 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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Comments: Dissomnance

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