Definition of spooky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspo͞okē/

adjective (spookier, spookiest)

1Sinister or ghostly in a way that causes fear and unease: I bet this place is really spooky late at night
More example sentences
  • Jigsaw has locked a bunch of strangers in a spooky old house with nerve gas slowly killing them off.
  • The less said about the spooky music and creepy lighting the better.
  • The effect is uncannily scary and spooky - you can almost hear the bones rattling.
eerie, sinister, ghostly, uncanny, weird, unearthly, mysterious;
frightening, spine-chilling, hair-raising
informal creepy, scary, spine-tingling
2chiefly North American (Of a person or animal) easily frightened; nervous.



Pronunciation: /ˈspo͞okəlē/
Example sentences
  • Indeed, movies seemed spookily to have pre-reacted.
  • The deep, humming major chords of this track suggest the forces of order being spookily restored, as cops storm ranch houses, kids plead innocence, and the eight-minute ambient-house track follows the teens right into the defendant box.
  • The odd, wandering vocal melody appears and disappears spookily.


Pronunciation: /ˈspo͞okēnəs/
Example sentences
  • It almost seems too emotionally manipulative for a horror show, it doesn't truly rely on scares or spookiness, just loss and pain and the suggestion of mental illness.
  • In addition, the new Asian horror movies blend their supernatural spookiness seamlessly into modern contexts.
  • It is a shame that this material was cut out of the picture; it sounds very intriguing, and could have added a layer of spookiness and mysticism that could only have enriched the final product.

Words that rhyme with spooky

adzuki, bouzouki, fluky, kabuki, kooky, pukey, saluki, Sukie, Suzuki, verrucae

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Syllabification: spook·y

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