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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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Cacoffiny

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: ka kofff in eeeeee

Sentence: The cacoffiny continued with the creaking hinge noise followed by the floorboard creaking noise and the strangest musty smell........

Etymology: cacophony coffin

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ok...I'm now sppoked! - Nosila, 2010-07-14: 00:00:00

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Dinsomniac

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: din som nee ak

Sentence: Since moving into her dream home, Jody had become a dinsomniac. Each night, although exhausted, she was kept awake by strange sounds. The moment she'd start to drift off, some strange new noise would bring her back to full alertness. Wait till I get ahold of that realtor, she'd think to herself. These noises were never heard in the light of day, but just when she tried to sleep at night. Sometimes she thought she shared the house with many others, instead of living solo. She could hear animal noises, voices, wierd mechanical sounds, scratching and groaning. Since she moved in last week, she had never had a sound sleep and it was starting to take its toll. Yes, she thought, I am going to call that realtor right now and find out more about this place. She looked through the papers from the house purchase and found the agency number. Yes, here it was, Amityville Realtors.

Etymology: din (the act of making a noisy disturbance, continued distracting noise) & insomniac (someone who cannot sleep or experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness)

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COMMENTS:

Well, our words definitely go together, but I loved your story — great ending! - Tigger, 2008-05-12: 02:39:00

din somebudy else get this? (snigger) - galwaywegian, 2008-05-12: 05:39:00

petaj Is a dipsomniac someone who steals away in the night? - petaj, 2008-05-12: 06:39:00

whats the difference between a dipsomniac and a ginsomniac? - galwaywegian, 2008-05-12: 09:13:00

10 OR 20 DRINKS???? - Nosila, 2008-05-12: 20:57:00

Cleverly blended! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:27:00

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Settlementalbreakdown

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: settle/mental/brake/down

Sentence: The persistent creaking as the house settled farther into the ground resulted in Mac suffering a settlementalbreakdown.

Etymology: settle + mental breakdown

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Nightbumps

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈnaɪtˌbʌmps/

Sentence: We decided that the poltergeist haunting our house must be either blind or clumsy when the nightbumps started sounding more like night-bump-ow-crash-$#!+s.

Etymology: from "things that go bump in the night"

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Noxomatopoeia

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: nokso-mat-uh-PEE-uh

Sentence: "What was that? A loose floor board? Is someone's downstairs? Did I lock the back door? Is there someone on the stairs?" With every strange sound my fear grows. My mind exaggerates the dangers of the noises of the night; I hear dust bouncing on the carpet, and spiders weaving cable-sized webs. Elephant-eared, heart-racing, and stock still, I lie awake in fear of who and what is lurking. Out of the silence, my already fragile peace of mind is further shaken by the creaking groans of the aging house's arthritic joints. Slowly, quietness returns; my eyes close; suddenly my tranquility is broken by Roxie, "Here's your tea and toast, love." Relieved to awake alive, I chat along. " Helluva noise in the street, last night." "Oh, was there!" she replies, "I slept like a babe; didn't hear a thing. Must have been your noxomatopoeia, again".

Etymology: Blend of L. NOCT, NOX: night & ONOMATOPOEIA: formation of a word, such as clink, creak, ping by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.

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nice formation - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-12: 13:53:00

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Audionocturn

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

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COMMENTS:

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

Interesting! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:23:00

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Insominous

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: in-som-i-nus

Sentence: Mary became insominous after she moved into her new apartment and heard the creepy noises. It was especially alarming when the Paranormal Society asked to film an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in her bedroom.

Etymology: insomnia: an inability to fall asleep or remain asleep + ominous: a frightening awareness of danger, an evil portent

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COMMENTS:

good word! - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:23:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-25: 01:18:00

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Audiogrex

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: aww-DEE-oh-GRR-ECKS

Sentence: Her home it was haunted- of that she was sure. It creaked as it settled-she could not endure. Acoustically creepy with many defects… Madness assured by AUDIOGRE X !

Etymology: AUDIo+OGRE+X= AUDIOGRE X.....AUDIO: of or relating to sound,of or relating to acoustic, mechanical, or electrical frequencies corresponding to normally audible sound waves; Date: 1916 .....OGRE: a dreaded person or object, a hideous giant of fairy tales and folklore that feeds on human beings; French, probably ultimately from Latin Orcus, god of the underworld.....X: an unknown quantity; Usage: often capitalized often attributive Date: before 12th century.

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metrohumanx http://www.pacifier.com/~dkossy/kooksmus.html - metrohumanx, 2009-06-24: 00:58:00

metrohumanx WELCOME TO THE FREEZE-DRIED KOOKS MUSEUM. Open for all time and eternity, ceaseless, all-knowing and unchanging. - metrohumanx, 2009-06-24: 00:59:00

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Creepsitation

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: creeps-i-ta-tion

Sentence: Sue endured several long nights of creepsitation until she discovered that the dog had found a bag of corn chips and was eating them under the bed.

Etymology: creeps: a sensation of fear or repugnance as if your skin was crawling + crepitation: snapping or crackling noises

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Dissomnance

petaj

Created by: petaj

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

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