follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

sinking spell

noun
1.
a temporary decline, as in health or market values:
Wall Street is over its sinking spell.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sinking spell
Historical Examples
  • But Fly's sinking spell was only momentary and he soon recovered his composure.

  • He had some sort of sinking spell—he's better now—isn't it awful!

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough
  • She had been trying to do a little work in the field in the afternoon, when a sinking spell had come on.

    Elsket Thomas Nelson Page
  • A sinking spell had seized the sick man and the monk hastened to call in the attendant mediciners.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sinking spell

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sinking

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends