50+ Halloween Words That Start With S

In need of Halloween words that start with S?

S is a versatile letter and great for Halloween-inspired, spooky, and creepy words!

I hope you find what you’re looking for from the list below, it’s certainly a challenging letter:

50+ Halloween Words That Start With S

Sack – a large bag made of a strong material such as hessian, thick paper, or plastic, used for storing and carrying goods.

Sacrifice – an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.

Safety – the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.

Sarcophagus – a stone coffin, typically adorned with a sculpture or inscription and associated with the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece.

Scar – a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed.

Scare – cause great fear or nervousness in; frighten.

Scarecrow – an object made to resemble a human figure, set up to scare birds away from a field where crops are growing.

Scared – fearful; frightened.

Scaredy-Cat – a timid person.

Scary – frightening; causing fear.

Scream – give a long, loud, piercing cry or cries expressing extreme emotion or pain.

Screech – (of a person or animal) give a loud, harsh, piercing cry.

Scythe – a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or corn, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to one or two short handles.

Season – each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth’s changing position with regard to the sun.

Seer – a person of supposed supernatural insight who sees visions of the future.

Shadow – a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

Shiver – shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited.

Shock – a feeling of disturbed surprise resulting from a sudden upsetting event.

Shriek – utter a high-pitched piercing sound or words, especially as an expression of terror, pain, or excitement.

Sinister – giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.

Skeleton – an internal or external framework of bone, cartilage, or other rigid material supporting or containing the body of an animal or plant.

Skulduggery – underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behavior or activities.

Skull – a bone framework enclosing the brain of a vertebrate; the skeleton of a person’s or animal’s head.

Slink – move smoothly and quietly with gliding steps, in a stealthy or sensuous manner.

Soldier – a person who serves in an army.

Soothsayer – a person supposed to be able to foresee the future.

Sorcerer – a person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard.

Sorcery – the use of magic, especially black magic.

Soul – the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.

Specter – a ghost.

Spectral – of or like a ghost.

Spell – a form of words used as a magical charm or incantation.

Spellbound – hold the complete attention of (someone) as though by magic; fascinate.

Spider – an eight-legged predatory arachnid with an unsegmented body consisting of a fused head and thorax and a rounded abdomen. Spiders have fangs which inject poison into their prey, and most kinds spin webs in which to capture insects.

Spider Web – a web made by a spider.

Spine-Chilling – (of a story or film) inspiring terror and excitement.

Spine-Tingling – thrilling or pleasurably frightening.

Spirit – the non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.

Spook – frighten; unnerve.

Spooked – frighten; unnerve.

Spooky – sinister or ghostly in a way that causes fear and unease.

Stake – a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end, driven into the ground to support a plant, form part of a fence, mark a boundary, etc.

Startling – very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable.

Strange – unusual or surprising; difficult to understand or explain.

Superhero – a benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman.

Supernatural – (of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

Superstition – excessively credulous belief in and reverence for the supernatural.

Suspicious – having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.

Sweets – a small shaped piece of sweet food made with sugar.

Why Halloween Is Such a Fun Time of Year!

Halloween is a great time to get together with friends and family and celebrate.

It’s also a perfect opportunity to get creative, whether that means coming up with the perfect costume or crafting the perfect Jack-o’-lantern.

And of course, no Halloween is complete without some delicious candy!

So whatever your plans are for this Halloween, make sure to have some fun and enjoy the holiday.

If you’re creating some flyers, invitations, or creating some word games and needed some specific words, I hope you found what you were looking for in this post!

What Are Some More Spooky Halloween-Inspired Words?

If you didn’t find what you wanted above and are willing to use words that don’t begin with I, some of the most popular Halloween words are:

  • Creepy
  • Scary
  • Eerie
  • Ghoulish
  • Pumpkins
  • Haunted house
  • Skeleton
  • Witch
  • Monsters

I think you get the idea!

If there are any Halloween words that start with S 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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