In need of Halloween words that start with H?
I’ve put together a list of all the Halloween-themed, spooky, creepy words I could think of that start with H.
It was certainly challenging, I hope you find what you’re looking for from the list below:
34+ Halloween Words That Start With H
Hag – a witch.
Hair Raising – extremely alarming, astonishing, or frightening.
Halloween – the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, often celebrated by children dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad.
Halloween-Costume – costumes worn on or around Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31.
Halloween-Decorations – decorations displayed on or around Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31.
Halloween-Festivities – festivities related to Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31.
Halloween-Night – the night of Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31.
Halloween-Party – a party related to Halloween, a festival which falls on October 31.
Hat – a shaped covering for the head worn for warmth, as a fashion item, or as part of a uniform.
Haunt – (of a ghost) manifests itself at (a place) regularly.
Haunted – (of a place) frequented by a ghost.
Haunted House – a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by spirits.
Haunting – the action of haunting a place.
Hayride – a ride taken for pleasure in a wagon carrying hay.
Headless-Horseman – a mythical figure who has appeared in folklore around the world since the Middle Ages.
Headstone – a slab of stone set up at the head of a grave, typically inscribed with the name of the dead person.
Hell – a place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering, often traditionally depicted as a place of perpetual fire beneath the earth where the wicked are punished after death.
Hellbound – Bound for Hell; damned.
Hellhound – a demon in the form of a dog.
Hex – cast a spell on; bewitch.
Hideous – extremely ugly.
Hobgoblin – (in mythology and fairy stories) a mischievous imp or sprite.
Hocus Pocus – a form of words used by a person performing conjuring tricks.
Holiday – an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling.
Horrible – causing or likely to cause horror; shocking.
Horrify – fill with horror; shock greatly.
Horror – an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.
Horseman – a rider on horseback, especially a skilled one.
Hover – remain in one place in the air.
Howl – a long, doleful cry uttered by an animal such as a dog or wolf.
Howling – producing a long, doleful cry or wailing sound.
Hysteria – exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
Hysterical – affected by or deriving from wildly uncontrolled emotion.
What’s the True Meaning of Halloween?
Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31 – but it’s not just about eating candy and knocking on doors.
It actually originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was a celebration of the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
The Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
On Halloween, they believed that ghosts came back to earth and that it was their job to placate them so that they wouldn’t harm them.
So, Halloween is all about honoring the dead and keeping them happy – not about scaring people!
Nowadays, Halloween is a popular holiday all over the world, and people celebrate it in many different ways.
Some people dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating, while others throw Halloween parties or visit haunted houses.
Whatever you do, have a happy Halloween!
If there are any Halloween words that start with H you think should be on this list, please drop me a comment below to help others out.
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.