Definition of spooky in English:



  • 1Sinister or ghostly in a way that causes fear and unease.

    ‘I bet this place is really spooky late at night’
    • ‘There's something wrong with the dusty old ranch house, though, as strange sounds and spooky visions begin to haunt the crooks.’
    • ‘The downright spooky supernatural aura enhances the staying power of this film in your mind.’
    • ‘The effect is uncannily scary and spooky - you can almost hear the bones rattling.’
    • ‘His spooky elfin protagonists are seditious and superb at each alternate glance.’
    • ‘The less said about the spooky music and creepy lighting the better.’
    • ‘The production design of the spaceship itself is otherworldly and spooky.’
    • ‘That picture, especially combined with the title of this post, is just plain spooky.’
    • ‘The village is unpeopled, which makes it spooky.’
    • ‘Their scenes together are riveting and the film builds a spooky and unsettling atmosphere with great economy, while providing a rare insight into small towns and stunted lives.’
    • ‘The constant intrusion of spooky music telling us that we should be really frightened achieves overkill long before the end of the film's running time.’
    • ‘It is wild, beautiful, passionate, spooky and direct.’
    • ‘The shocks aren't shocking, the spooks aren't spooky and any whispers of fear are swamped by the daftness of the plot.’
    • ‘Jigsaw has locked a bunch of strangers in a spooky old house with nerve gas slowly killing them off.’
    • ‘I also love the spooky scene when Bowman appears on his wife's TV.’
    • ‘The makers were more interested in telling us the movie is spooky than actually making it spooky.’
    • ‘Seen at night, the structure became quite spooky.’
    • ‘They are spooky, eerie and atmospheric but they're not necessarily centred in that.’
    • ‘These tracking shots lend a mysterious, sometimes spooky quality to the film.’
    • ‘As cheesy horror, the movie offers plenty of jump scares, spooky atmosphere, and bloody carnage.’
    • ‘He rushes out into the cornfield at the same time as his brother and there is more spooky whispering running through the corn.’
    eerie, sinister, ghostly, uncanny, weird, unearthly, mysterious
    frightening, spine-chilling, hair-raising, scaring, terrifying, petrifying, chilling
    creepy, scary, spine-tingling
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  • 2North American (of a person or animal) easily frightened; nervous.