spook·​ery ˈspü-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce spookery (audio)
plural spookeries
: 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, 19 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spookery was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Spookery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spookery. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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