27+ Halloween Words That Start With D

In need of Halloween words that start with D?

In this post, I’ve put together a list of all the spooky, creepy, Halloween-themed words I could think of that start with D!

It was certainly fun and challenging, I hope you find what you’re looking for from the list below:

27+ Halloween Words That Start With D

Damned – (in Christian belief) condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell.

Dark – with little or no light.

Darkness – the partial or total absence of light.

Dead – no longer alive.

Deadly – causing or able to cause death.

Decomposing – (of organic matter) in the process of decay.

Decorations – the process or art of decorating something.

Deja Vu – a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.

Dematerialize – become free of physical substance.

Demon – an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell.

Devil – (in Christian and Jewish belief) the supreme spirit of evil; Satan.

Devil-Incarnate – Someone who is utterly despicable or evil, i.e., the devil in human form.

Devilish – like or appropriate to a devil in evil and cruelty.

Dim – (of a light, color, or illuminated object) not shining brightly or clearly.

Dire – extremely serious or urgent.

Disguise – give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity.

Disgusting – arousing revulsion or strong indignation.

Disturbing – causing anxiety; worrying.

Doom – destruction, or some other terrible fate.

Doomed – likely to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome; ill-fated.

Doorbell – a bell in a building that can be rung by visitors outside to signal their arrival.

Dracula – the central figure in Bram Stoker’s horror story (1897), and many films.

Dreadful – causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious.

Dress–Up – dress in a special costume for fun or as part of an entertainment.

Druids – a priest, magician, or soothsayer in the ancient Celtic religion.

Dunk-For-Apples – to play a game in which you must use your teeth to pick up apples floating in water.

Dusk – the darker stage of twilight.

What Makes a Good Halloween-Themed Word?

When thinking of words for this post, I tried to consider what makes a good Halloween-themed word.

I think a good Halloween word should be:

  • evocative of the holiday and all its associated imagery,
  • a little bit creepy or spooky,
  • perhaps a little bit dark or mysterious,
  • used as part of the Halloween festivities,
  • and most importantly, fun!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found some useful words for your Halloween festivities!

What Is the True Meaning of Halloween?

For a little fun trivia, and because most people don’t know the origins of Halloween, I thought I’d share some of the history;

Halloween is a holiday with pagan roots that has been celebrated for centuries by different cultures around the world.

The name “Halloween” comes from “All Hallows’ Eve,” or the night before All Saints’ Day, which is a Christian holiday.

Halloween originally began as a Celtic festival called Samhain, which was a time to celebrate the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

The Celts believed that on the night of Samhain, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred, and ghosts and other supernatural creatures could cross over into our world.

To ward off these dangerous spirits, the Celts would light bonfires and wear costumes made of animal skins.

Pretty spooky, eh!

Hope that doesn’t put a dampener on your trick-or-treating!

If there are any Halloween words that start with D that you think should be on this list, please drop me a comment below to help others out.

If you want to find more Halloween-inspired lists of words beginning with the other letters of the alphabet, just click one of the letters below:


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