Verboticism: Earitation

Earitation

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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: i(ə)ritāshən

Sentence: Nobody can explain why George\'s old house makes such strange noises. Sometimes it sounds like a cat caught in a trap, sometimes like somebody whispering. Whatever it is the earitation is enough to keep him awake all too many nights.

Etymology: ear (an organ sensitive to sound) + irritation (the state of feeling annoyed, impatient, or angry)

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Comments: Earitation

Nosila - 2010-07-14: 00:02:00
eary word!