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growling

  • noun a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growl.

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pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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clamoring

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb make loud demands
    clamor; clamour.
    • he clamored for justice and tolerance

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represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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jingling

  • adjective satellite having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells
    jingly.
    • jingling sleigh bells
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle; jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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enjambement

  • noun the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
    enjambment.

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splitting

  • adjective satellite resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
    rending; ripping.
    • the tree split with a great ripping sound
    • heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward
  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up; dissever.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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soften

  • verb make (images or sounds) soft or softer
  • verb lessen in force or effect
    break; damp; weaken; dampen.
    • soften a shock
    • break a fall

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blatancy

  • noun the property of being both obvious and offensive
    • the blatancy of his attempt to whitewash the crime was unforgivable

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generalize

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; infer; generalise.
  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalise.

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jarring

  • adjective satellite making or causing a harsh and irritating sound
    • the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk
  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
    jar; collide; clash.
    • These colors clash

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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mellow

  • verb soften, make mellow
    • Age and experience mellowed him over the years
  • verb become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    mellow out; melt.
    • With age, he mellowed

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conventionalize

  • verb make conventional or adapt to conventions
    conventionalise.
    • conventionalized behavior
  • verb represent according to a conventional style
    stylize; stylise.
    • a stylized female head

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speechify

  • verb make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
    • These ministers speechify on every occasion

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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compose

  • verb form the substance of
    • Greed and ambition composed his personality
  • verb write music
    write.
    • Beethoven composed nine symphonies

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vowelise

  • verb pronounce as a vowel
    vocalize; vocalise; vowelize.
    • between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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inflected

  • adjective (of the voice) altered in tone or pitch
    • his southern Yorkshire voice was less inflected and singing than her northern one
  • verb change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
    inflect.

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stave

  • noun (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    staff.
  • noun one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    lag.

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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sparkling

  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    scintillation; twinkle.
  • verb reflect brightly
    sparkle; coruscate; scintillate.
    • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside

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clitter

  • verb make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures
    stridulate.
    • male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers stridulate

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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inflective

Capable of, or pertaining to, inflection; deflecting; as, the inflective quality of the air. Derham.

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splutter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    sputter.

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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resounding

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonant; resonating; reverberating; reverberative.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder
  • verb ring or echo with sound
    reverberate; ring; echo; resound.
    • the hall resounded with laughter

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inflectable

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harmonize

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonise; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonise.

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sonorousness

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; plangency; reverberance; resonance; vibrancy; sonority.

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vociferous

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    blatant; clamant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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plural

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    plural form.
  • adjective composed of more than one member, set, or kind

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speak_in_tongues

  • verb speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
    • The parishioners spoke in tongues

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rending

  • adjective satellite resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
    splitting; ripping.
    • the tree split with a great ripping sound
    • heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward
  • verb tear or be torn violently
    rive; pull; rend; rip.
    • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
    • pull the cooked chicken into strips

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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chirrup

  • noun a series of chirps
    twitter.
  • verb make high-pitched sounds
    cheep; chirp; peep.
    • the birds were chirping in the bushes

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tonic_accent

  • noun emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
    pitch accent.

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wolf

  • noun any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
  • noun Austrian composer (1860-1903)
    Hugo Wolf.

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hue_and_cry

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; clamoring; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd

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lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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resonant

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonating; resounding; reverberating; reverberative.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder
  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; remindful; evocative; redolent.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics

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genitive

  • noun the case expressing ownership
    possessive; possessive case; genitive case.
  • adjective serving to express or indicate possession
    possessive.
    • possessive pronouns
    • the genitive endings

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emphasized

  • adjective satellite spoken with emphasis
    emphatic; emphasised.
    • an emphatic word
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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arrange

  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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beethoven

  • noun German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)
    van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • noun the music of Beethoven
    • he enjoyed Beethoven most of all

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ranting

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    rant; harangue.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off; jabber.

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tonal

  • adjective employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
    tonic.
    • Chinese is a tonal language
  • adjective having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic

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whish

  • verb make a sibilant sound
  • verb move with a whishing sound
    • The car whished past her

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tweedle

  • verb sing in modulation
    chirp.
  • verb play negligently on a musical instrument

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lisp

  • noun a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'
  • noun a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
    list-processing language.

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gender

  • noun a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
    grammatical gender.
  • noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    sexuality; sex.
    • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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enthuse

  • verb cause to feel enthusiasm
  • verb utter with enthusiasm

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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word_stress

  • noun the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
    word accent.

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vein

  • noun a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
    venous blood vessel; vena.
    • all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood
  • noun a distinctive style or manner
    • he continued in this vein for several minutes

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accentuation

  • noun the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
    emphasizing; accenting.

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adjust

  • verb alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    set; correct.
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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linguistic_geography

  • noun the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
    dialect geography.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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dilute

  • verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    thin out; cut; reduce; thin.
    • cut bourbon
  • verb corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    load; stretch; debase; adulterate.
    • adulterate liquor

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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monotonous

  • adjective satellite tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; all work and no play"
    humdrum.
    • a humdrum existence
    • nothing is so monotonous as the sea
  • adjective satellite sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    flat; monotonic; monotone.
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

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trill

  • noun a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    shake.
  • noun the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula
    • he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill

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sigh

  • noun an utterance made by exhaling audibly
    suspiration.
  • noun a sound like a person sighing
    • she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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blaspheme

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
    • blaspheme God

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chopin

  • noun the music of Chopin
    • he practiced Chopin day and night
  • noun United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904)
    Kate O'Flaherty Chopin; Kate Chopin.

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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click

  • noun a short light metallic sound
    clink; chink.
  • noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
    suction stop.

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enounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

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clangor

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud resonant noise
    clangour.
    • the alarm clangored throughout the building

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hymn

  • noun a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
    anthem.
  • verb sing a hymn

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optimize

  • verb make optimal; get the most out of; use best
    optimise.
    • optimize your resources
  • verb modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
    optimise.
    • optimize a computer program

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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inflectional

  • adjective characterized by inflections indicating grammatical distinctions
    • inflectional morphology is used to indicate number and case and tense and person etc.

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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birr

  • noun the basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents
  • noun sound of something in rapid motion
    whir; whirring; whirr.
    • whir of a bird's wings
    • the whir of the propellers

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moan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    groan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    groan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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scraping

  • noun (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
    • they collected blood scrapings for analysis
  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scratching; scrape; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her

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harmonized

  • adjective satellite involving or characterized by harmony
    harmonised; consonant; harmonical; harmonic.
  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonise; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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geography

  • noun study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    geographics.

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pooh-pooh

  • verb express contempt about
  • verb reject with contempt
    freeze off; spurn; disdain; reject; scorn; turn down.
    • She spurned his advances

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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song

  • noun a short musical composition with words
    vocal.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
    • the song of bullets was in the air
    • the song of the wind
    • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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twang

  • noun a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
  • noun exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
    nasal twang.

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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enunciate

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; pronounce; articulate; say; enounce.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?
  • verb express or state clearly
    vocalize; vocalise; articulate.

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polyphonic_music

  • noun music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
    concerted music; polyphony.

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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berry

  • noun any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
  • noun a small fruit having any of various structures, e.g., simple (grape or blueberry) or aggregate (blackberry or raspberry)

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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tittle-tattle

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; gossip; gab.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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sing

  • verb deliver by singing
    • Sing Christmas carols
  • verb produce tones with the voice
    • She was singing while she was cooking
    • My brother sings very well

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buzzing

  • adjective satellite noisy like the sound of a bee
    abuzz.
    • the room was abuzz over the latest scandal
  • verb make a buzzing sound
    bombilate; bombinate; buzz.
    • bees were buzzing around the hive

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roaring

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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preamble

  • noun a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
  • verb make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

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adulterate

  • verb corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    load; stretch; dilute; debase.
    • adulterate liquor
  • adjective satellite mixed with impurities
    adulterated; debased.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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pluralisation

  • noun the act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to
    pluralization.

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vociferate

  • verb utter in a very loud voice
    shout out.
    • They vociferated their demands

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razz

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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synchronic

  • adjective occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
    synchronal; synchronous.
    • recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
    • a synchronous set of clocks
    • the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
    • synchronous oscillations
  • adjective concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
    • synchronic linguistics

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brilliant

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    superb.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    smart as a whip; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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chant

  • noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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screech

  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes
  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors

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qualify

  • verb prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    measure up.
  • verb pronounce fit or able
    • She was qualified to run the marathon
    • They nurses were qualified to administer the injections

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bach

  • noun German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
    Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • noun the music of Bach
    • he played Bach on the organ

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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colouration

  • noun the timbre of a musical sound
    color; colour; coloration.
    • the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music
  • noun appearance with regard to color
    coloration.
    • her healthy coloration

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antiphony

  • noun alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts
  • noun a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
    antiphon.

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palatalise

  • verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
    palatalize.

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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boo

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
    hiss.

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resonance

  • noun an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
  • noun a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system

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strong-arm

  • verb handle roughly
    • He was strong-armed by the policemen
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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hue

  • noun the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
    chromaticity.
  • verb take on color or become colored
    • In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey

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scranch

  • verb make a crushing noise
    crunch; scraunch; crackle.
    • his shoes were crunching on the gravel

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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heteroclite

Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.

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blether

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; prate; idle talk.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; smatter; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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cacophony

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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make_vibrant_sounds

  • verb indicate pleasure by purring; characteristic of cats
    purr.

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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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thrum

  • noun a thrumming sound
    • he could hear the thrum of a banjo
  • verb sound with a monotonous hum
    hum.

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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singing

  • noun the act of singing vocal music
    vocalizing.
  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; tattle.

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carol

  • noun joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
    Christmas carol.
  • noun a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

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symphonize

  • verb play or sound together, in harmony
    symphonise.

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ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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stemmer

  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
    sprigger; stripper.
  • noun a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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linguistic_scientist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguist.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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splash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    plash.
  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    stir.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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narrate

  • verb provide commentary for a film, for example
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; recount.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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sharpen

  • verb make sharp or sharper
    • sharpen the knives
  • verb make crisp or more crisp and precise
    • We had to sharpen our arguments

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shrilling

  • noun a continuing shrill noise
    • the clash of swords and the shrilling of trumpets"--P. J. Searles
  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; shrill; pipe up; shriek.

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resonator

  • noun a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
    cavity resonator; resonating chamber.
  • noun an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
    resonant circuit.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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blunder_out

  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; ejaculate; blurt out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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blather

  • noun foolish gibberish
    blatherskite.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; smatter; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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shout_out

  • verb utter a sudden loud cry
    cry; hollo; squall; shout; call; holler; yell; scream.
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
  • verb utter in a very loud voice
    vociferate.
    • They vociferated their demands

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pitter-patter

  • noun a series of rapid tapping sounds
    • she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house
  • verb rain gently
    sprinkle; spatter; patter; spit.
    • It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick

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cackle

  • noun the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; yak; yakety-yak.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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monophonic

  • adjective satellite designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel
    mono; single-channel.
  • adjective consisting of a single melodic line

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splosh

  • verb make a splashing sound
    slush; splash; slosh.
    • water was splashing on the floor
  • verb walk through mud or mire
    slosh; squish; splash; squelch; slop.
    • We had to splosh across the wet meadow

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belling

  • noun a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
    callithump; chivaree; charivari; shivaree; callathump.
  • verb attach a bell to
    bell.
    • bell cows

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musician

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; instrumentalist.
  • noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

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stutter

  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    stammer.
  • verb speak haltingly
    falter; bumble; stammer.
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

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ooh

  • verb express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
    aah.
    • They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents

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refrain

  • noun the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    chorus.
  • verb resist doing something
    forbear.
    • He refrained from hitting him back
    • she could not forbear weeping

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instrumental

  • adjective relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments
    • instrumental compositions
    • an instrumental ensemble
  • adjective satellite serving or acting as a means or aid
    subservient; implemental.
    • instrumental in solving the crime

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phone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; speech sound.

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drown

  • verb cover completely or make imperceptible
    overwhelm; submerge.
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech
  • verb get rid of as if by submerging
    • She drowned her trouble in alcohol

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mass

  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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computational_linguistics

  • noun the use of computers for linguistic research and applications

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rabbit

  • noun any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
    cony; coney.
  • noun the fur of a rabbit
    lapin.

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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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ring_out

  • verb sound loudly
    • a shot rang out

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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brahms

  • noun German composer who developed the romantic style of both lyrical and classical music (1833-1897)
    Johannes Brahms.
  • noun the music of Brahms
    • Brahms was included in the program

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reprize

  • verb repeat an earlier theme of a composition
    repeat; reprise; recapitulate.

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consort

  • noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    choir.

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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sibilate

  • verb pronounce with an initial sibilant
  • verb utter a sibilant

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pour

  • verb cause to run
    • pour water over the floor
  • verb move in large numbers
    swarm; teem; stream; pullulate.
    • people were pouring out of the theater
    • beggars pullulated in the plaza

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pitch_accent

  • noun emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
    tonic accent.

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soup

  • noun liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
  • noun any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

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numbers

  • noun the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
    Book of Numbers.
  • noun an illegal daily lottery
    numbers racket; numbers game; numbers pool.

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drown_out

  • verb make imperceptible
    • The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music

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syncopation

  • noun (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
    syncope.
  • noun a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat

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closing

  • noun the act of closing something
    shutting.
  • noun the last section of a communication
    close; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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murmuring

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    grumbling; grumble; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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skirl

  • noun the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
  • verb make a shrill, wailing sound
    • skirling bagpipes

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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accentual

  • adjective of or pertaining to accent or stress
  • adjective (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
    • accentual poetry is based on the number of stresses in a line
    • accentual rhythm

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piece_of_music

  • noun a musical work that has been created
    opus; musical composition; piece; composition.
    • the composition is written in four movements

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counterpoint

  • noun a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  • verb to show differences when compared; be different
    contrast.
    • the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities

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chit

  • noun a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect
    • she was incensed that this chit of a girl should dare to make a fool of her in front of the class
    • she's a saucy chit
  • noun the bill in a restaurant
    tab; check.
    • he asked the waiter for the check

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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serial

  • noun a serialized set of programs
    series.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series
  • noun a periodical that appears at scheduled times
    series; serial publication.

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trumpet

  • noun a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    horn; trump; cornet.
  • verb proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
    • Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty

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scat

  • noun singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    scat singing.
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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purr

  • noun a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    birr; whizz; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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thud

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    clump; clunk; thumping; thump.
  • verb make a dull sound
    thump.
    • the knocker thudded against the front door

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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psalms

  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms
    Book of Psalms.
  • noun one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David
    Psalm.

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flap

  • noun any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
    • he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; fuss; dither.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft

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labialise

  • verb pronounce with rounded lips
    labialize; round.

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melodise

  • verb supply a melody for
    melodize.

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blither

  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; smatter; blether.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby
  • adjective satellite lacking or showing a lack of due concern
    blithe.
    • spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation

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proclaim

  • verb declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
    • He was proclaimed King
  • verb state or announce
    exclaim; promulgate.
    • `I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
    • The King will proclaim an amnesty

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ping

  • noun a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
  • noun a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
    Ping River.

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dialect_geography

  • noun the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
    linguistic geography.

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write

  • verb produce a literary work
    pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels
  • verb communicate or express by writing
    • Please write to me every week

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babble

  • noun gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    lallation; babbling.
  • verb utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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nasal_twang

  • noun exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
    twang.

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squeaking

  • adjective satellite having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
    screechy; screaky; squeaky; squealing.
  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; creak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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clink

  • noun a short light metallic sound
    click; chink.
  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; pokey; gaol; jail; jailhouse; poky.

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whispering

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whisper; rustle; rustling.
  • noun speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    whisper; susurration; voicelessness.

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purl

  • noun gold or silver wire thread
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    purl stitch.

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dialect

  • noun the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    accent; idiom.
    • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
    • he has a strong German accent
    • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

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jazz

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    nothingness; malarky; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz
  • noun a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

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mispronounce

  • verb pronounce a word incorrectly
    misspeak.
    • She mispronounces many Latinate words

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modulation

  • noun a musical passage moving from one key to another
    transition.
  • noun (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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slush

  • noun partially melted snow
  • verb make a splashing sound
    splosh; splash; slosh.
    • water was splashing on the floor

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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bawl

  • verb shout loudly and without restraint
    bellow.
  • verb make a raucous noise
    yawp.

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reflect

  • verb manifest or bring back
    • This action reflects his true beliefs
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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lemmatisation

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cantillate

  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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plangency

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; sonorousness; reverberance; resonance; vibrancy; sonority.

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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waver

  • noun someone who communicates by waving
  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; faltering; hesitation.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech

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historical_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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sociolinguistics

  • noun the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context

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catcall

  • noun a cry expressing disapproval
  • verb utter catcalls at

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flourish

  • noun a showy gesture
    • she entered with a great flourish
  • noun an ornamental embellishment in writing

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humbug

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    snake oil.

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speech_pattern

  • noun distinctive manner of oral expression
    accent.
    • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
    • she had a very clear speech pattern

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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reverberant

  • adjective having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected
    • a reverberant room
    • the reverberant booms of cannon

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spout

  • noun an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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guggle

  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; burble; ripple; bubble; gurgle.
    • babbling brooks
  • verb make a sound like a liquid that is being poured from a bottle

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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annealing

  • noun hardening something by heat treatment
    tempering.
  • verb bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    normalize; anneal; temper.
    • temper glass

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verb

  • noun the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  • noun a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

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jingle-jangle

  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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uninflectable

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clangoring

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud resonant noise
    clangour; clangor.
    • the alarm clangored throughout the building

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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serenade

  • noun a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
    divertimento.
  • noun a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

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polytonality

  • noun music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
    polytonalism.

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gee

  • noun a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
    g-force; g.
  • verb turn to the right side
    • the horse geed

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plainchant

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    Gregorian chant; plainsong.

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pant

  • noun the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
  • noun (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    trouser.
    • he had a sharp crease in his trousers

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yap_away

  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    yack; jaw; yack away; rattle on.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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blurt_out

  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; ejaculate; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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blare

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; din; blaring.
  • verb make a strident sound
    blast.
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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reverberate

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    ring; echo; resound.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb have a long or continuing effect
    • The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life

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tonic

  • noun lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
    tonic water; quinine water.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    soda pop; soda water; pop; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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etymologizing

  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; derivation.
  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologise; etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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jig

  • noun music in three-four time for dancing a jig
    gigue.
  • noun a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

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sonority

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; sonorousness; plangency; reverberance; resonance; vibrancy.

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talk_about

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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inward

  • adjective relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
    • a concern with inward reflections
  • adjective satellite directed or moving inward or toward a center
    inbound.
    • the inbound train
    • inward flood of capital

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stridence

  • noun having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    shrillness; stridency.

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conjugation

  • noun the state of being joined together
    colligation; conjunction; junction.
  • noun the inflection of verbs

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tinkle

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    ting.
  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; tink; chink.
    • tinkling bells

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rhapsodise

  • verb recite a rhapsody
    rhapsodize.
  • verb say (something) with great enthusiasm
    rhapsodize.

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stridulate

  • verb make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures
    clitter.
    • male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers stridulate

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blatant

  • adjective satellite without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
    conspicuous; blazing.
    • blatant disregard of the law
    • a blatant appeal to vanity
    • a blazing indiscretion
  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    vociferous; clamant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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barber

  • noun United States composer (1910-1981)
    Samuel Barber.
  • noun a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade

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stridency

  • noun having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    stridence; shrillness.

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structural_linguistics

  • noun linguistics defined as the analysis of formal structures in a text or discourse
    structuralism.

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clamor

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    cacophony; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamour; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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chattering

  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chatter.
  • noun the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
    chatter.

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vocal_music

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal.
  • noun music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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skreak

  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    whine; screech; squeak; creak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
  • verb utter a harsh abrupt scream
    screech; squawk; screak; skreigh.

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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descriptive

  • adjective serving to describe or inform or characterized by description
    • the descriptive variable
    • a descriptive passage
  • adjective describing the structure of a language
    • descriptive grammar

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razzing

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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emphasised

  • adjective satellite spoken with emphasis
    emphasized; emphatic.
    • an emphatic word
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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bombilate

  • verb make a buzzing sound
    bombinate; buzz.
    • bees were buzzing around the hive

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echo

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; reverberation.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

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discuss

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; talk about.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • noun an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
    discus.

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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inflect

  • verb change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    tone; modulate.

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make_noise

  • verb emit a noise
    noise; resound.

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grumbling

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumble.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumble; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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synchronic_linguistics

  • noun the study of a language without reference to its historical context

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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wagner

  • noun Austrian architect and pioneer of modern architecture (1841-1918)
    Otto Wagner.
  • noun German composer of operas and inventor of the musical drama in which drama and spectacle and music are fused (1813-1883)
    Richard Wagner; Wilhelm Richard Wagner.

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blazing

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blaze.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • verb shine brightly and intensively
    blaze.
    • Meteors blazed across the atmosphere

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emphatic

  • adjective satellite spoken with emphasis
    emphasized; emphasised.
    • an emphatic word
  • adjective satellite sudden and strong
    exclamatory.
    • an emphatic no

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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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slide

  • noun a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    microscope slide.
  • noun (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

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yack_away

  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    yack; jaw; yap away; rattle on.

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fiddle

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    violin.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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mode

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a particular functioning condition or arrangement
    • switched from keyboard to voice mode

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realise

  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • verb convert into cash; of goods and property
    realize.

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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chest_register

  • noun the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing
    chest voice; chest tone.

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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bong

  • noun a dull resonant sound as of a bell
  • verb ring loudly and deeply
    • the big bell bonged

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pitch_contour

  • noun rise and fall of the voice pitch
    modulation; intonation.

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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harm

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    injury; trauma; hurt.
  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    impairment; damage.

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transcribe

  • verb write out from speech, notes, etc.
    • Transcribe the oral history of this tribe
  • verb rewrite in a different script
    transliterate.
    • The Sanskrit text had to be transliterated

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whirring

  • noun sound of something in rapid motion
    birr; whir; whirr.
    • whir of a bird's wings
    • the whir of the propellers
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whizz; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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gilbert_and_sullivan

  • noun the music of Gilbert and Sullivan
    • he could sing all of Gilbert and Sullivan

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concord

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    concordance; harmony.
  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Hampshire.

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recapitulate

  • verb summarize briefly
    recap.
    • Let's recapitulate the main ideas
  • verb repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

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falsetto

  • noun a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register
  • adjective satellite artificially high; above the normal voice range
    • a falsetto voice

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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ripple

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    riffle; wavelet; rippling.
  • noun (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

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blues

  • noun a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
  • noun a state of depression
    vapours; vapors; blue devils; megrims.
    • he had a bad case of the blues

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disco

  • noun popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
    disco music.
  • noun a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
    discotheque.

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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croaking

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croak.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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harp

  • noun a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
  • noun a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

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troll

  • noun (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
  • noun a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
    round.
    • they enjoyed singing rounds

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word_accent

  • noun the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
    word stress.

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tonality

  • noun any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
    key.

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call_out

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; cry; cry out; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost
  • verb call out loudly, as of names or numbers

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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sniveling

  • noun whining in a tearful manner
    snivel.
  • verb talk in a tearful manner
    snivel; whine.

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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shrillness

  • noun the quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
    • the shrillness of her hair color
  • noun having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    stridence; stridency.

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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etymology

  • noun a history of a word
  • noun the study of the sources and development of words

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splat

  • noun a single splash
    • he heard a splat as it hit the floor
  • noun a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair

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intonate

  • verb speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
    intone.
    • please intonate with sadness
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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hollering

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout out
    holler; holler out.
    • He hollered out to surrender our weapons

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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melody_pipe

  • noun reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
    chanter.

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palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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set_to_music

  • verb write (music) for (a text)

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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squish

  • noun the noise of soft mud being walked on
  • verb walk through mud or mire
    slosh; splosh; splash; squelch; slop.
    • We had to splosh across the wet meadow

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smatter

  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; play around.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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blaring

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; din; blare.
  • verb make a strident sound
    blast; blare.
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

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imprecate

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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chitchat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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bleep

  • noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
    beep.
  • verb emit a single short high-pitched signal
    • The computer bleeped away

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invert

  • verb make an inversion (in a musical composition)
    • here the theme is inverted
  • verb reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
    reverse.
    • when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb

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monophony

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophonic music; monody.

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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tightening

  • noun the act of making something tighter
    • the tightening of economic controls
  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten; tighten.
    • Tighten the wire

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reverberance

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; sonorousness; plangency; resonance; vibrancy; sonority.

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sing_along

  • verb sing with a choir or an orchestra
    • Every year the local orchestra and choir perform the `Messiah' and the audience is invited to sing along

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yodeling

  • noun singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; yodel; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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minstrel

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; folk singer; poet-singer.
  • noun a performer in a minstrel show

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jangling

  • adjective satellite like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together
    jangly.
    • cowboys with jangling spurs
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle; jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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transition

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    passage.
  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    conversion; changeover.

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singsong

  • noun a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singalong.

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clarion

  • noun a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  • verb blow the clarion

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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pure

  • adjective free of extraneous elements of any kind
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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minor_key

  • noun a key based on the minor scale
    minor mode.

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etymologise

  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing
  • verb construct the history of words
    etymologize.

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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clump

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; bunch.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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lasso

  • noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
    Orlando di Lasso; Roland de Lassus.
  • noun a long noosed rope used to catch animals
    reata; lariat; riata.

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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rhumba

  • noun syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
    rumba.
  • noun a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
    rumba.

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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claxon

  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
    klaxon.
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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clamour

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
    clamor.
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment

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handel

  • noun a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
    Georg Friedrich Handel; George Frideric Handel; George Frederick Handel.
  • noun the music of Handel

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popularism

  • noun music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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hoot

  • noun a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.

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crooning

  • noun singing in a soft low tone
    • her crooning soon put the child to sleep
  • noun the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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rant

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    ranting; harangue.
  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; bombast; claptrap.

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mouth_off

  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; jabber.

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talk_of

  • verb discuss or mention
    talk about.
    • They spoke of many things

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clamorous

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    vociferous; blatant; clamant; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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pedal

  • noun a sustained bass note
    pedal point.
  • noun a lever that is operated with the foot
    foot lever; treadle; foot pedal.

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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polyphony

  • noun music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
    polyphonic music; concerted music.

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jabber

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    gabble; jabbering.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off.

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conga

  • noun music composed for dancing the conga
  • noun a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file

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ripping

  • adjective satellite resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
    rending; splitting.
    • the tree split with a great ripping sound
    • heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward
  • verb tear or be torn violently
    rive; pull; rend; rip.
    • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
    • pull the cooked chicken into strips

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declaim

  • verb recite in elocution
    recite.
  • verb speak against in an impassioned manner
    inveigh.
    • he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society

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clanking

  • adjective satellite having a hard nonresonant metallic sound
    • clanking chains
    • the clanking arms of the soldiers near him
  • verb make a clank
    clank.
    • the train clanked through the village

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debase

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    alloy.

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jingly

  • adjective satellite having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells
    jingling.
    • jingling sleigh bells

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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scrape

  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scratching; scraping; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scratch.

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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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accent

  • noun distinctive manner of oral expression
    speech pattern.
    • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
    • she had a very clear speech pattern
  • noun special importance or significance
    emphasis.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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hot_up

  • verb gain heat or get hot
    heat up; heat.
    • The room heated up quickly
  • verb make more intense
    heat up; screw up.
    • Emotions were screwed up

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swear

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; swan; assert; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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rasping

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasp.
  • verb scrape with a rasp
    rasp.

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swoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    whoosh.
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; swish; lap.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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drool

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drivel; dribble; slobber.

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promulgate

  • verb state or announce
    exclaim; proclaim.
    • `I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
    • The King will proclaim an amnesty
  • verb put a law into effect by formal declaration

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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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bumble

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb walk unsteadily
    falter; stumble.
    • The drunk man stumbled about

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accompany

  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; go with.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries
  • verb go or travel along with
    • The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere

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clamouring

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; clamoring; hue and cry.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
    clamor; clamour.
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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vocalizer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    utterer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalist; vocaliser.

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clanging

  • adjective satellite having a loud resonant metallic sound
    clangorous.
    • the clangorous locomotive works
    • a clanging gong
  • verb make a loud noise
    clang; clangor.
    • clanging metal

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swish

  • noun a brushing or rustling sound
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; lap; swoosh.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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padding

  • noun artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
    cushioning.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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toot

  • noun a blast of a horn
  • noun revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    carouse; carousal; bender; booze-up.

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inflexion

  • noun a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
    inflection.

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chanter

  • noun reed pipe with finger holes on which the melody is played
    melody pipe.

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jingle

  • noun a metallic sound
    jangle.
    • the jingle of coins
    • the jangle of spurs
  • noun a comic verse of irregular measure
    doggerel verse; doggerel.
    • he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind

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hare_krishna

  • noun worshipper of Krishna and member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • noun a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy
    ISKCON; International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

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intonation

  • noun rise and fall of the voice pitch
    modulation; pitch contour.
  • noun singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong

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consonant

  • noun a speech sound that is not a vowel
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

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grunt

  • noun the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    oink.
  • noun an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    • infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts
    • he went from grunt to chairman in six years

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semantics

  • noun the study of language meaning
  • noun the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text
    • a petty argument about semantics

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subvocalize

  • verb articulate without making audible sounds
    subvocalise.
    • she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized

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pluralize

  • verb mark with a grammatical morpheme that indicates plural
    pluralise.
    • How do speakers pluralize nouns in Japanese?

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optimise

  • verb make optimal; get the most out of; use best
    optimize.
    • optimize your resources
  • verb modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost
    optimize.
    • optimize a computer program

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lament

  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    wail; lamentation; plaint.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  • noun a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    dirge; coronach; threnody; requiem.

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holler_out

  • verb shout out
    holler.
    • He hollered out to surrender our weapons

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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stammer

  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    stutter.
  • verb speak haltingly
    falter; bumble; stutter.
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

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slur

  • noun (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • noun a disparaging remark
    aspersion.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

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aah

  • verb express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'
    ooh.
    • They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents

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vocal

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal music.
  • noun a short musical composition with words
    song.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

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limiting

  • noun the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
    modification; qualifying.
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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psalm

  • noun any sacred song used to praise the deity
  • noun one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David

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nasal_consonant

  • noun a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
    nasal.

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historical

  • adjective of or relating to the study of history
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
  • adjective satellite having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events

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descant_on

  • verb sing a descant on a main tune or melody

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enjambment

  • noun the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
    enjambement.

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diachrony

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    historical linguistics; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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yodel

  • noun a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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melodic

  • adjective containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
    musical; melodious.
    • the melodious song of a meadowlark
  • adjective of or relating to melody
    • melodic harmony

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tango

  • noun a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  • noun music written in duple time for dancing the tango

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gregorian_chant

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; plainsong.

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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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splatter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splash; dab.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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chest_voice

  • noun the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing
    chest tone; chest register.

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nasality

  • noun a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

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shoot_one's_mouth_off

  • verb speak spontaneously and without restraint
    lip off.
    • She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets

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suppletive

Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath.

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racket

  • noun a loud and disturbing noise
  • noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    illegitimate enterprise; fraudulent scheme.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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monody

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophony; monophonic music.

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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curved

  • adjective having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
    curving.
    • the curved tusks of a walrus
    • his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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aspirate

  • noun a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  • verb remove as if by suction
    draw out; suck out.
    • aspirate the wound

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groan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    moan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    moan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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mozart

  • noun prolific Austrian composer and child prodigy; master of the classical style in all its forms of his time (1756-1791)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • noun the music of Mozart
    • the concert was mostly Mozart

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clunk

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; thumping; thump.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; plunk.

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contour

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour line.
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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lilt

  • noun a jaunty rhythm in music
    swing.
  • verb articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way

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emphasis

  • noun special importance or significance
    accent.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents
  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    vehemence.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights

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cry_out

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; call out; cry; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

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lip

  • noun either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  • noun (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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musical_genre

  • noun an expressive style of music
    genre; musical style; music genre.

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thundering

  • adjective satellite sounding like thunder
    • the thundering herd
  • verb move fast, noisily, and heavily
    thunder.
    • The bus thundered down the road

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tinkly

  • adjective satellite like the short high ringing sound of a small bell
    tinkling.
    • sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal

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irrealis

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begin

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.

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syllabise

  • verb divide into syllables
    syllabify; syllabize; syllabicate.
    • syllabify the words
  • verb utter with distinct articulation of each syllable
    syllabize.
    • The poet syllabized the verses he read

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clash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a state of conflict between persons
    friction.

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buffer

  • noun (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • noun a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
    buffer zone.

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flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    transverse flute.
  • noun a tall narrow wineglass
    champagne flute; flute glass.

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nasal

  • noun a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
    nasal consonant.
  • noun an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the nose
    nasal bone; os nasale.

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polytonalism

  • noun music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
    polytonality.

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kern

  • noun United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)
    Jerome Kern; Jerome David Kern.
  • noun the part of a metal typeface that projects beyond its body

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raucous

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly loud and harsh
    strident.
  • adjective satellite disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
    rowdy.
    • a raucous party
    • rowdy teenagers

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hushing

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; fizzle; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • verb become quiet or still; fall silent
    hush.
    • hush my baby!

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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clatter

  • noun a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
    • the shutters clattered against the house
    • the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones
  • verb make a rattling sound
    brattle; clack.
    • clattering dishes

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scraunch

  • verb make a crushing noise
    crunch; crackle; scranch.
    • his shoes were crunching on the gravel

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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cacophonic

  • adjective having an unpleasant sound
    cacophonous.
    • as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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raving

  • noun declaiming wildly
    • the raving of maniacs
  • verb participate in an all-night techno dance party
    rave.

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syllabize

  • verb divide into syllables
    syllabify; syllabise; syllabicate.
    • syllabify the words
  • verb utter with distinct articulation of each syllable
    syllabise.
    • The poet syllabized the verses he read

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nasalize

  • verb speak nasally or through the nose
    nasalise.
    • In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize
  • verb pronounce with a lowered velum
    nasalise.
    • She nasalizes all her vowels

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monophonic_music

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophony; monody.

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soup_up

  • verb make more powerful
    hop up; hot up.
    • he souped up the old cars

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pipe

  • noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    tobacco pipe.
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    piping; pipage.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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resonating_chamber

  • noun a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
    cavity resonator; resonator.

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reverberative

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonant; resonating; resounding; reverberating.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder

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squelch

  • noun a crushing remark
    put-down; squelcher; takedown.
  • noun an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    squelcher; squelch circuit.

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reechoing

  • adjective satellite (of sounds) repeating by reflection
    echoing.
    • a hotel with echoing halls
  • verb echo repeatedly, echo again and again
    reecho.

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screak

  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; creak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
  • verb utter a harsh abrupt scream
    skreak; screech; squawk; skreigh.

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accented

  • adjective used of syllables
    tonic.
    • a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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recount

  • noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; narrate.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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whimper

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whine.
  • verb cry weakly or softly
    pule; mewl; wail.
    • she wailed with pain

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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acts

  • noun a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
    Acts of the Apostles.
  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment; act.

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terminate

  • verb bring to an end or halt
    end.
    • She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
    • The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  • verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    stop; cease; finish; end.
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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bright

  • adjective emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
    • the sun was bright and hot
    • a bright sunlit room
  • adjective satellite having striking color
    brilliant; vivid.
    • bright dress
    • brilliant tapestries
    • a bird with vivid plumage

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chord

  • noun a straight line connecting two points on a curve
  • noun a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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melody

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; line; tune.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
    tonal pattern.

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verbalize

  • verb be verbose
    verbalise.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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pitched

  • adjective (of sound) set to a certain pitch or key; usually used as a combining form
    • high-pitched
  • verb throw or toss with a light motion
    toss; sky; flip; pitch.
    • flip me the beachball
    • toss me newspaper

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crackling

  • noun the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
    greaves.
  • noun the sharp sound of snapping noises
    crackle; crepitation.

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uninflected

  • adjective (of the voice) not inflected
    • uninflected words
    • monotonic uninflected speech
  • adjective not inflected
    • `boy' and `swim' are uninflected English words

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chit-chat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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jaw

  • noun the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
  • noun the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

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stravinsky

  • noun composer who was born in Russia but lived in the United States after 1939 (1882-1971)
    Igor Stravinsky; Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.
  • noun the music of Stravinsky
    • Stravinsky no longer causes riots in the streets

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inflection

  • noun a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
    inflexion.
  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    prosody.

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palatalize

  • verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
    palatalise.

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shimmer

  • noun a weak and tremulous light
    play.
    • the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers
    • the play of light on the water
  • verb shine with a weak or fitful light
    • Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight

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strident

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    vociferous; blatant; clamant; clamorous.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; fricative; sibilant; continuant.

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gulp

  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    draught; swig; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp
  • noun a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    gulping.

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busk

  • verb play music in a public place and solicit money for it
    • three young men were busking in the plaza

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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chest_tone

  • noun the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing
    chest voice; chest register.

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updating

  • noun the act of changing something to bring it up to date (usually by adding something)
    • criminal records need regular updating
  • verb modernize or bring up to date
    update.
    • We updated the kitchen in the old house

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rasp

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasping.
  • noun a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    wood file.

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instrumentalist

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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caroling

  • noun singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
  • verb sing carols
    carol.
    • They went caroling on Christmas Day

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shrill

  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; pipe up; shriek.
  • adjective satellite having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    sharp.
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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clank

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a clank
    • the train clanked through the village

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waltz

  • noun an assured victory (especially in an election)
    walk-in.
  • noun music composed in triple time for waltzing

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patter

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; line of gab.
  • noun a quick succession of light rapid sounds
    • the patter of mice
    • the patter of tiny feet

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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muttering

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; grumble; mutter; murmur.

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clang

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud noise
    clangor.
    • clanging metal

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generalise

  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalize.
  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; generalize; infer.

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talk_over

  • verb speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
    hash out; discuss.
    • We discussed our household budget

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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cushion

  • noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    shock; shock absorber.
    • the old car needed a new set of shocks
  • noun the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

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beak

  • noun beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
  • noun horny projecting mouth of a bird
    nib; pecker; bill; neb.

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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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subvocalise

  • verb articulate without making audible sounds
    subvocalize.
    • she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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home_key

  • noun the basic key in which a piece of music is written
    tonic key.

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droning

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    monotone; drone.
  • verb make a monotonous low dull sound
    drone.
    • The harmonium was droning on

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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dance_music

  • noun a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
    ballroom music; danceroom music.
  • noun music to dance to

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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caesura

  • noun a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)
    • after an ominous caesura the preacher continued
  • noun a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line

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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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stylize

  • verb represent according to a conventional style
    conventionalize; stylise.
    • a stylized female head

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sassing

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass
  • verb answer back in an impudent or insolent manner;
    sass.
    • don't sass me!
    • The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning

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clop

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clip-clop; clunking; clopping; clippety-clop; clumping.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clunk; plunk.

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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rave

  • noun a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
    • raves are very popular in Berlin
  • noun an extravagantly enthusiastic review
    • he gave it a rave

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staff

  • noun personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • the hospital has an excellent nursing staff
    • the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions
  • noun a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
    • he walked with the help of a wooden staff

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hallel

  • noun (Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh

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intonation_pattern

  • noun intonations characteristic of questions and requests and statements

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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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crackle

  • noun the sharp sound of snapping noises
    crepitation; crackling.
  • noun glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
    crackle china; crackleware.

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foster

  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.
  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education

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backfire

  • noun the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
    blowback.
  • noun a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

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glug

  • verb make a gurgling sound as of liquid issuing from a bottle
    • the wine bottles glugged

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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bark

  • noun tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  • noun a noise resembling the bark of a dog

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major_key

  • noun a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
    major mode.

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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harmonised

  • adjective satellite involving or characterized by harmony
    consonant; harmonical; harmonic; harmonized.
  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonise; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded

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tone_of_voice

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice

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instrumentate

  • verb write an instrumental score for
    instrument.

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resound

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    reverberate; ring; echo.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb emit a noise
    make noise; noise.

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blurt

  • verb utter impulsively
    ejaculate; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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opening

  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    gap.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall
  • noun a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

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label

  • noun a brief description given for purposes of identification
    • the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
  • noun trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
    recording label.
    • the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent

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inflectedness

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lip_off

  • verb speak spontaneously and without restraint
    shoot one's mouth off.
    • She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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hiss

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; sibilation.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; raspberry; bird; snort.

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bellowing

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout loudly and without restraint
    bellow; bawl.

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drawl

  • noun a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  • verb lengthen and slow down or draw out
    • drawl one's vowels

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cage

  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    coop.
  • noun something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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solo

  • noun any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  • noun a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

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keynote

  • noun the principal theme in a speech or literary work
  • noun a fundamental or central idea

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sough

  • verb make a murmuring sound
    purl.
    • the water was purling

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squealing

  • adjective satellite having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
    screechy; screaky; squeaking; squeaky.
  • verb utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
    oink; squeal.

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linguistics

  • noun the scientific study of language
  • noun the humanistic study of language and literature
    philology.

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grumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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deliver

  • verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    present.
    • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students
  • verb bring to a destination, make a delivery
    • our local super market delivers

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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strike_up

  • verb start playing
    sound off.
    • The musicians struck up a tune
  • verb begin
    • strike up a conversation
    • strike up a friendship

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samba

  • noun large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
    obeche; arere; Triplochiton scleroxcylon; obechi.
  • noun music composed for dancing the samba

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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genre

  • noun a kind of literary or artistic work
  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    literary genre; writing style.

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article

  • noun nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  • noun one of a class of artifacts
    • an article of clothing

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prelude

  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; preliminary.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner
  • noun music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

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pragmatics

  • noun the study of language use
  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction; pragmatic.

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sonorous

  • adjective satellite full and loud and deep
    heavy.
    • heavy sounds
    • a herald chosen for his sonorous voice

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specialise

  • verb devote oneself to a special area of work
    speciali