Basic+ Word of the Day: spooky

spooky (adjective) LISTEN

Spooky means ‘scary.’

  • The children wore spooky costumes for Halloween.
  • The campers told spooky stories around the campfire.

Spooky also means ‘like a ghost.’

  • Spooky spirits haunted the old castle.

Common uses

If a person or a horse is a bit nervous you can say that they are spooky. It’s best to calm them down because they may act erratically if you surprise them.

Related words

Here are some ideas to make your house spooky for Halloween.

In pop culture

Watch this vintage cartoon, Spooky Scary Skeletons.

There are other meanings of spooky.
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