spooky

adjective \ ˈspü-kē \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of spooky

spookier; spookiest
1 :relating to, resembling, or suggesting spooks
2 :nervous, skittish
  • a spooky horse

spookily

play \ˈspü-kə-lē\ adverb

spookiness

play \ˈspü-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of spooky in a Sentence

  1. The music was pretty spooky.

  2. a spooky horse shying at shadows

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First Known Use of spooky

1854


SPOOKY Defined for English Language Learners

spooky

adjective

Definition of spooky for English Language Learners

  • : strange and frightening


SPOOKY Defined for Kids

spooky

adjective \ ˈspü-kē \

Definition of spooky for Students

spookier; spookiest
1 :scary and frightening
  • a spooky story
2 :suggesting the presence of ghosts
  • a spooky place
  • a spooky noise


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