sinking spell

  1. a temporary decline, as in health or market values: Wall Street is over its sinking spell.

Words Nearby sinking spell Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sinking spell in a sentence

  • He was gone again, leaving only a few pellets to check a possible sinking-spell.

  • One day at four o'clock he had a sudden sinking spell, and at five he was dead.

    Jennie Gerhardt | Theodore Dreiser
  • 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
  • He had another sinking spell yesterday, and he--he mustn't have another!

    The Heart of Rachael | Kathleen Norris
  • He closed his eyes as if he had been taken with a sudden sinking spell.

    The Hill of Venus | Nathan Gallizier