spook·​ery | \ ˈspü-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce spookery (audio) \
plural spookeries

Definition of spookery

: the quality of being spooky also : something (such as a story) that involves spooks

Examples of spookery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whatever direction the investigations take, there's no denying that Greenberg has brought a dose of Florida-style weirdness to the already tempestuous tale of Russian spookery and the 2016 election. David Smiley And Glenn Garvin, miamiherald, "Mystery Miamian tied to Trump probe had many names, foul mouth, 2 DUI busts," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of spookery

1893, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Spookery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spookery. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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