American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as spookish, in any sense.
- adj. eerie, or suggestive of ghosts or the supernatural
- adj. unpredictably excitable; skittish (used especially of horses)
- adj. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
- From spook + -y (Wiktionary)
“It is only two lines long, but its melody, in spooky mode IV, is filled with undulations which remind one of the journey of the Magi.”
“Kim sez, "Teardrop Memories is an online store specializing in spooky and arcane antiquities, from funeral cards to embalming supplies, church benches to cribs for dead infants to ... salad forks that advertise a Philly mortuary?”
“Oh and I’ll let in spooky, exciting and adventurous too.”
“Okay guys … I am not the kind of person who actually believes that my little contribution here has any effect on the Lost producers … in fact I would be shocked if they even read what we post here, but I gotta say, something a little spooky is going on with this week’s Dharma Special Access …”
“Must be outgoing, enthusiastic, enjoy long walks in spooky places and you can’t be afraid of the dark (let’s me out.)”
“I waspersonally concerned about this because while I had a hooky one-line for my own manuscript — one that implied action and had a certain spooky promise to it — I knew that it didn’t really capture the emotional flavor of the women’s fiction story I’m writing.”
“The scientific basis for this quest was the experimental confirmation that once two quantum entities such as electrons have interacted with one another, they remain connected by what Einstein called "spooky action at a distance.”
“Trying to poke holes in the notion of spooky action at a distance, Einstein and two colleagues published a paper in 1935 that appeared to demonstrate the existence of mysterious "hidden variables" and show that quantum theory was incomplete.”
“This is the place where the instantaneous connections of entanglement—those action-at-a-distance phenomena Einstein termed spooky—begin to make sense.”
“It is closely related to that “action at a distance” that Einstein called spooky.”
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