Halloween Vocabulary in English | Talking about Halloween

Useful Halloween Vocabulary in English. Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Let’s learn English words we use to talk about Halloween.

Halloween Vocabulary in English


– The bat is flying with swiftness.

Black cat

– Why does a black cat bring good luck?


– Do not hold a candle to the devil.


– Goblins and ghosts, mummies and monsters are all around you.

Haunted house

– The haunted house on the hill brooded above the village.


– He was buried in the cemetery.


– They say the young girl’s ghost still haunts the house.


– We will look for a pumpkin, to carve into a Jack-o’Lantern.


– There was a witches’ cauldron full of golden soup.

Candy bag

– I want to take a candy from these candy bags.


– They went to the party in Halloween costumes.


– The witch put a magic spell on the prince and turned him into a frog.

Witch hat

– She also wears a black witch hat and a long maroon coat.


– The child is eager to have the candy.


– The owl swooped down on the mouse.


– She fractured her skull in the accident.


– His name is misspelled on the tombstone.

Witch’s broom

– The witch is riding on a witch’s broom.

Spider web

– The spider web brushed my forehead.


– Police have unearthed a human skeleton.


– I saw a spider the size of my hand in the backyard.

Halloween Vocabulary in English

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