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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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Nighthowl

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: night-howl

Sentence: Jennifer couldn't sleep because of the nighthowls coming from her neighbour's bedroom window

Etymology: night+ howl

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Nocturnemissions

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nok-term-eh-NAY-shuns

Sentence: A worry wart and easily frightened, Wanda often lost lots of sleep due to the seemingly neverending unidentifiable nocturnemissions that resounded from the walls and from unknown sources from outside her bedroom window.

Etymology: Blend of nocturnal and emissions

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Great word! - splendiction, 2009-06-24: 19:19:00

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Nocturnacoustics

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: knock turn a COOS tics

Sentence: “CREEEeee-k”. Bethany stirred, unable to sleep with the nocturnacoustics scattering in her small room of the rooming house. The house was over 100 years old! Of course it would generate it’s own nighttime clamour, what with it’s original plumbing, wood flooring and coal furnace. She’d have to get earplugs.

Etymology: From nocturnal and acoustics.

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great word!! - mweinmann, 2009-06-24: 22:48:00

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Knockturnalnozees

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: nok/tur/nal/no/zees

Sentence: Once again I stumbled out of bed, blurry eyed and sleepless after all the racket from the knockturnalnozees.

Etymology: nocturnal + noise + knock + no zzzs

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COMMENTS:

Clever blend. Great verboticism - Mustang, 2008-05-12: 23:08:00

Covers the whole gamut. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-13: 07:20:00

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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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Nighterroar

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: night/terror

Sentence: Nighterroar occurs when ordinary household noises take on an eerie roar during the night.

Etymology: night terror + roar

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Creakese

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: creek - eez

Sentence: The house was speaking its creepy creakease with all its settling and contracting in the night. Wide-eyed and drowsily alert maggie lie in bed imagining ghosts and gobblins milling about.

Etymology: creak, sound of a rusty gate or noisy floorboards + ese, of a language

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Nocturnemanations

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: nock - tern - em - uh - NAY - shuns

Sentence: The nocturnemanations that continuously emitted from the walls, the outdoors, the attic and unseen places kept Gladys on edge thru the night and made sleep impossible.

Etymology: Blend of nocturnal and emanations.

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a bit of a tongue twister but nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-12: 13:55:00

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Cacoffiny

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kak off inn eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Sentence: That creaking cacoffiny coming from the attic, allied to the movement of the curtains on the hermetically sealed window led the countess to feel the need to account for the death of her husband. Unaccountably her countenance grew troubled.

Etymology: cacophony, coffin.

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Eerily good! - Tigger, 2008-05-13: 01:24:00

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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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