Definition of spooky in English:

spooky

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Pronunciation: /ˈspuːki
 
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adjective (spookier, spookiest)

informal
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.
Synonyms
2chiefly North American Easily frightened; nervous: some horses are more spooky by nature than others

Derivatives

spookily

adverb
More 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.

spookiness

noun
More 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.

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