Verboticism: Threeoclick



Created by: artr

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: Thrēōklik

Sentence: When he inherited his uncle's house Tom didn't know he had also inherited a threeoclick. At precisely 3 o'clock every night, the house would emit a distinct clicking sound. It only lasts a few seconds but is quite enough to wake him. Despite his best his best efforts he cannot find its source. The next click you hear may be Tom's mind snapping.

Etymology: 3 o'clock (an un-goddly hour) + click (a short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming quickly into contact)

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Comments: Threeoclick

Jabberwocky - 2009-06-24: 15:04:00
good one

splendiction - 2009-06-24: 19:20:00
very clever

mweinmann - 2009-06-24: 22:49:00
clever word....made me laugh...describes it exactly