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Definition of the adjective spooky

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Spooky is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more spooky / spookier | most spooky / spookiest

  1. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    • examples: When there are no men around, the night is somewhat spooky. | The room seems awfully dark and spooky. | I haven't seen this spooky enemy before! | Einstein described quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance." So, before Einstein's own Theory of General Relativity, might Newton's theory of gravitation have been described. | The last thing I saw was his spooky face.
    • synonyms of spooky: flighty / nervous / skittish
    • similar: excitable


  1. Spooky is a British house/techno duo consisting of Duncan Forbes and Charlie May.
  2. Spooky a.k.a. Ted Forrest is a tv actor, film actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Jack Spooky.


Spooky is a fictional character from the 2012 film End of Watch.


  1. "Spooky" was originally an instrumental song performed by saxophonist Mike Sharpe, written by Shapiro and Harry Middlebrooks, Jr., which first charted in 1967 hitting #57 on the US pop charts. Its best-known version was created by The Classics IV when guitarist James Cobb and producer Buddy Buie added lyrics centering on a "spooky little girl". In 1968, the vocal version of the song reached #3 in the U.S. and #46 in the UK.
  2. "Spooky" is the debut album of British shoegazing act Lush, produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins. The album follows the band's debut mini-album Scar, several EP releases, and the compilation album Gala. Spooky reached the British Top Ten and topped the national indie charts. The album produced three singles, "Nothing Natural," "For Love," and "Superblast!".
  3. "Spooky" is a song by New Order released in 1993 and the final single from their 1993 album Republic. It would be their last single proper until 2001's "Crystal".
  4. "Spooky" is the 1993 single by New Order.
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Google previewDefending Against Psychic Attacks (2013)


In the English language, the term spook refers to that fright or terror induced only by ghostly apparitions, and the adjective spooky refers to all the spectral, ghostly, haunted, or creepy images related to ghosts and something spectral that ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for Three-year-olds (2004)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy

The book, The Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain, is always a popular story. It has a catchy rhyme at the end that the children quickly memorize. It has great words such as "through," "down," and "out," as well as rhyming words.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities for Children 3 to 6 (2006)

Written by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Charlie Clark

Spooky. SpideRs. ART hot glue gun (adult only) card stock or file folders paper orange and black crayons black stamp pad • Halloween is celebrated on October 31st. 1 . Ahead of time, use a hot glue gun to form different shaped spider webs ...

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Zaiwa (2 Vols.) (2010)

by Anton Lustig

nip5nip5 ideophone expressing ' spooky'; ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

spooky adjective spookier, spookiest A spooky place is a frightening ...

Google previewThe Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (2017)

A–Z Guide to All Things Equine: Barrel Racing, Breeds, Cinch, Cowboy Curtain, Dressage, Driving, Foaling, Gaits, Legging Up, Mustang, Piebald, Reining, Snaffle Bits, Steeple-Chasing, Tail Braiding, Trail Riding, English & Western, and So Much More by Jessie Haas

sPook, sPooky • s SPIN...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

'Spooky'. Behaviour. This can occur in any mammalian species. it can follow an unpleasant experience, or result from a condition such as corPorA niGrA, which are found in the eyes of horses, cattle goats and alpacas.

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Quotes about Spooky

Nothing spooky or terrible happened on set, but we were told to say it had. We were giving a press conference and the writers were going on about these terrible things that supposedly happened while we were filming. (Margot Kidder)
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Scrabble value of S1P3O1O1K5Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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