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'I coughed up $50 for this concert!'

DEFINITION: n. The slow but steady rise of murmurs, coughs or harrumphs in audience. May indicate dissatisfaction, or the presence of a lethally infectious virus. v. To clear one's throat

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Crashendo

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: crash-en-doe

Sentence: Sensing an oncoming crashendo, the director of "Hasselhoff: The Musical" decided to cut the performance after only the first act.

Etymology: crash = failure & crescendo = a gradual increase in volume

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COMMENTS:

Very funny sentence! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-21: 11:37:00

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Ughmentation

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: ug/men/ta/shun

Sentence: As the ughmentation level reached epic proportions in the performance hall, he realized that he was allergic to hard-core chamber music.

Etymology: ugh: interjection used to indicate the sound of a grunt or cough to express disgust or horror + augmentation: synonymous with increase

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Distrafaction

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: dis-tra-fack-shon

Sentence: The combination of a slow plot and ticklish throats led to a raucus bout of distrafaction

Etymology: combination of distraction and satisfaction

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Growss

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: Grose

Sentence: Every time I go to see the symphony the growss factor of the croud increases; it's extremely annoying, since I'd rather hear the music than the hacking of some hack in the concert hall.

Etymology: Grow (increase) + Gross (disgusting) -- also works with the gross meaning total, although not as well (and not originally intended).

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Infeckling

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: In-fek-kl-ling

Sentence: The politician tried to deny allegations that he had sold peerages for funds, but he quickly drowned in a sea of infeckling.

Etymology: Infect + heckle. Heckle: to criticise a speaker loudly from the audience.

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Infexicanwave

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-fex-ee-can-wayv

Sentence: sadly for him, when it finally got to his ONE line in the play, the audience was in throes of an infexicanwave

Etymology: infectious, mexican wave

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Afofsilen

Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: afof-silen

Sentence: Through all the noise around us, we'll al become the sickness "afofsilen"

Etymology: afraid of silence

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Heclear

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: heck lear

Sentence: the entire front row was trying to heclear their throats which made it look like a mass sneeze.

Etymology: from heckle and clear as in clearing your throat or making a point clear.

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Mobmumble

Created by: chickenassassin

Pronunciation: Mob-mum-bull

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Hohumdrum

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ho/hum/drum

Sentence: Hohumdrum often sweeps over bored audiences causing sighs and halitosis

Etymology: ho hum + humdrum

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by galwaywegian.
Thank you galwaywegian! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by galwaywegian.
Thank you galwaywegian! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by galwaywegian.
Thank you galwaywegian! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-15: 08:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by galwaywegian. Thank you galwaywegian. ~ James