midnightmare

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mid- +‎ nightmare

Adverb[edit]

midnightmare (not comparable)

  1. (temporal location) During a nightmare.
    • 1991, Carol Muske-Dukes, Dear Digby, page 61,
      "Minnie — " I tried again, but what issued from my throat was that sound we all make, midnightmare, somewhere between a growl and a silent scream.
    • 2007, Janice Kay Johnson, Christmas Presents and Past, page 230,
      Will tried to convince himself that he had the life he deserved. That it was restful not having to put up a front all the time. Knowing he wasn't disturbing Dinah's sleep when he woke midnightmare, shouting.

Alternative forms[edit]