Verboticism: Audionocturn

'What's that dripping sound?'

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.

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Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: aw-dee-oh-nok-tern

Sentence: Jen stared at the spot on the wall directly above her head where the spider was half an hour ago. She became rigid each time she heard the creaking of the house as it contracted in the cool night air. The shades gently moved back and forth in the draft of the window sills. She was paralized by the audionocturnic noise that the old house emitted as the night wore on.

Etymology: audio, sound + nocturnal, of the night

Points: 875

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Comments: Audionocturn

Nosila - 2008-05-12: 19:24:00
Have had nights like those...

OZZIEBOB - 2008-05-13: 07:23:00