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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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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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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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Boredsicles

Created by: officespace162

Pronunciation:

Sentence: when paying $50 for bad tickets, you may suffer from the boredsicles

Etymology: bored because of the dissatisfaction, and sicles as in disease

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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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Exsarsperation

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ex/SARS/per/a/shun

Sentence: From the first note of the concert his sickly hacking cough began. After twenty minutes, most of the audience was in a total state of exsarsperation, fearing they would all expire before the end of the concert.

Etymology: exasperation (upset) + SARS_______________ Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

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You're missing a closing bracket ) at the end of you're etymology, there. - Javeson1, 2007-02-21: 01:13:00

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Coughlingo

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: coff-ling-go

Sentence: David used his large vocabulary of coughlingo, consisting of cough muffled obsenities, to express his thoughts on the opera Jill insisted he attend.

Etymology: cough/lingo, as in language

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Spectatorate

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spek tay tor ayt

Sentence: The rate of spectatorate rises proportionately to the length and boredom with a production, sports event or movie. It is only surpassed by the exitspectatorate of patrons to the washrooms or snack bars. The former taking 45 minutes and the latter costing about $24 a pop.

Etymology: Spectator (a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as a performance or an exhibition of some kind) & Expectorate (clear out the chest and lungs;discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth)

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Cacoughony

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: kah-KOF-oh-nee

Sentence: I will never go to the opera during flu season again. The cacoughony was so bad that I could hardly hear the closing aria.

Etymology: cacophony with coughs

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nice job, very clever. - Javeson1, 2007-02-21: 01:12:00

great word -you get my vote! - w5lf9s, 2007-02-21: 12:31:00

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Comments:

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