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twang (Also twanging, twangings, twangs, twanged) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to twang

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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twangy

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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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desirable

  • adjective worth having or seeking or achieving
    • a desirable job
    • computer with many desirable features
    • a desirable outcome
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    suitable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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tweeter

  • noun a loudspeaker that reproduces higher audio frequency sounds
    • the sound system had both tweeters and woofers

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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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tweedle

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

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zing

  • noun a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
    • the zing of the passing bullet
  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; pizzaz; dynamism; oomph.

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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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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suction

  • noun a force over an area produced by a pressure difference
  • noun the act of sucking
    suck; sucking.

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trampling

  • noun the sound of heavy treading or stomping
    trample.
    • he heard the trample of many feet
  • verb tread or stomp heavily or roughly
    trample; tread.
    • The soldiers trampled across the fields

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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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technique

  • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    proficiency.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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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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ring_out

  • verb sound loudly
    • a shot rang out

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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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sibilant

  • noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    sibilant consonant.
  • 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; strident; continuant.

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ruckle

  • verb make a hoarse, rattling sound
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crisp; crease; crinkle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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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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bombilation

  • noun sound of rapid vibration
    bombination; buzz.
    • the buzz of a bumble bee

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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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twangle

To twang.
While the twangling violin Struck up with Soldier-laddie. Tennyson.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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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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neigh

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    whinny; nicker; whicker.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    whinny; nicker; whicker.

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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clickety-click

  • noun a fast and rhythmic click-clack
    clickety-clack.
    • the clickety-clack of the typewriters

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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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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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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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drinking

  • noun the act of consuming liquids
    imbibition; imbibing.
  • noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    crapulence; drink; boozing; drunkenness.
    • drink was his downfall

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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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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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whish

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

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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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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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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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vowelize

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

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miaul

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaou.

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throbbing

  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throb; pounding.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head
  • noun a sound with a strong rhythmic beat
    • the throbbing of the engines

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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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crow

  • noun black birds having a raucous call
  • noun the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)

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gretschs

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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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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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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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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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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choral

  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
    chorale.
  • adjective related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir
    • choral composition
    • choral ensemble

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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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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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thickness

  • noun the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
  • noun indistinct articulation
    • judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily

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throb

  • noun a deep pulsating type of pain
  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throbbing; pounding.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head

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rat-tat

  • noun a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
    rat-a-tat; rat-a-tat-tat.

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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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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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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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explosion

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    detonation; blowup.
  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    burst.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

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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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tread

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; stride.
  • noun the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire

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sough

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

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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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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mew

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; miaou; miaul.
  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew gull; Larus canus; sea mew.

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spattering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splattering; splashing; splash; spatter.

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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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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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shriek

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

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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bonbon

  • noun a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate

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retroflexion

  • noun a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    retroversion; retroflection.
    • retroversion of the uterus
  • noun an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
    retroflection.

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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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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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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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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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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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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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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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maunder

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

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scranch

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

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musical_instrument

  • noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    instrument.

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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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thrum

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

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affrication

  • noun the conversion of a simple stop consonant into an affricate

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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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peep

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
    cheep.
  • noun a secret look
    peek.

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dissonance

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    disagreement; dissension.
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; noise.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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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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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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vocalize

  • verb utter with vibrating vocal chords
    sound; voice; vocalise.
  • verb sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    vocalise.

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yelping

  • noun a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    yip; yelp.
  • verb bark in a high-pitched tone
    yip; yelp; yap.
    • the puppies yelped

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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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nasalization

  • noun the act of nasalizing; the utterance of sounds modulated by the nasal resonators
    nasalisation.

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crepitate

  • verb make a crackling sound
    crackle.
    • My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl

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klaxon

  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
    claxon.

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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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rat-a-tat

  • noun a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
    rat-tat; rat-a-tat-tat.

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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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cluck

  • noun the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    clucking.
  • verb make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    click; clack.

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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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sibilant_consonant

  • noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    sibilant.

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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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soughing

  • adjective satellite characterized by soft sounds
    murmurous; susurrous; rustling.
    • a murmurous brook
    • a soughing wind in the pines
    • a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren
  • verb make a murmuring sound
    sough; purl.
    • the water was purling

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orthoepy

  • noun the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    pronunciation.
    • the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
    • that is the correct pronunciation
  • noun a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography

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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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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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sibilate

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

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caw

  • noun the sound made by corvine birds
  • verb utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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roar

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

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drown_out

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

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tat

  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tackiness; cheapness; sleaze.
  • noun a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
    Thematic Apperception Test.

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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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skirl

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

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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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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reach

  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    range.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; orbit; range; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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dripping

  • noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
    drippage.
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    drip.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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speech_sound

  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; phone.

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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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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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plectron

  • noun a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    plectrum; pick.

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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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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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sound_out

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    pronounce; enunciate; 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 try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
    feel out; check out.
    • I have to sound out the new professor

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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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labialise

  • verb pronounce with rounded lips
    labialize; round.

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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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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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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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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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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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mumbler

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    murmurer; mutterer.

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noisiness

  • noun the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
    racketiness.

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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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mispronounce

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

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spirant

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    fricative consonant; fricative.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    fricative; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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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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twangle

To twang.
While the twangling violin Struck up with Soldier-laddie. Tennyson.

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bell_ringing

  • noun the sound of someone playing a set of bells
  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; canvassing.

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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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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clippety-clop

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clip-clop; clunking; clopping; clop; clumping.

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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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disagreeable

  • adjective not to your liking
    • a disagreeable situation
  • adjective satellite unpleasant to interact with
    • a disagreeable old man

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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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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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pulsate

  • verb expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    throb; pulse.
    • The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it
  • verb move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    beat; quiver.
    • the city pulsated with music and excitement

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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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jingle-jangle

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

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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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banger

  • noun (British informal) pork sausage
  • noun firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
    cracker; firecracker.

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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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electric_guitar

  • noun a guitar whose sound is amplified by electrical means

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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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rat-a-tat-tat

  • noun a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
    rat-tat; rat-a-tat.

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clumping

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

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tramp_down

  • verb walk on and flatten
    trample; tread down.
    • tramp down the grass
    • trample the flowers

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bubbler

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; water fountain.
  • noun any of various devices in which air or some other gas is bubbled through a liquid

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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splattering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splashing; splash; spatter; spattering.

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reecho

  • verb echo repeatedly, echo again and again
  • verb repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back

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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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received_pronunciation

  • noun the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting

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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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hubbub

  • noun loud confused noise from many sources
    uproar; brouhaha; katzenjammer.

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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clanger

  • noun a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
    • he dropped a clanger

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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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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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retroflection

  • noun a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    retroversion; retroflexion.
    • retroversion of the uterus
  • noun an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
    retroflexion.

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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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dab

  • noun a light touch or stroke
    pat; tap.
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splatter; splash.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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ticker

  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; pump.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly
  • noun a small portable timepiece
    watch.

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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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racketiness

  • noun the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
    noisiness.

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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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honker

  • noun a driver who causes his car's horn to make a loud honking sound
    • the honker was fined for disturbing the peace
  • noun informal terms for the nose
    snoot; hooter; nozzle; schnoz; snout; beak; schnozzle.

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ultrasound

  • noun very high frequency sound; used in ultrasonography
  • noun using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
    sonography; echography; ultrasonography.

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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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pealing

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    rolling; peal; roll.
  • verb ring recurrently
    peal.
    • bells were pealing

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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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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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guttural

  • noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
    pharyngeal consonant; guttural consonant; pharyngeal.
  • adjective satellite like the sounds of frogs and crows
    croaky.
    • a guttural voice
    • acres of guttural frogs

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arrow

  • noun a mark to indicate a direction or relation
    pointer.
  • noun a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

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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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subvocalizer

  • noun someone who articulates speech without uttering sounds
    subvocaliser.

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formulate

  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    explicate; develop.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    devise; contrive; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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bleat

  • noun the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb talk whiningly

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frequency

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    oftenness; frequence.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older
  • noun the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
    relative frequency.

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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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pure_tone

  • noun a steady sound without overtones
    tone.
    • they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies

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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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whir

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

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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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popping

  • noun a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    pop.
  • verb bulge outward
    bulge; bug out; pop; come out; start; pop out; protrude; bulge out.
    • His eyes popped

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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diction

  • noun the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
    enunciation.
  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    phrasing; choice of words; verbiage; phraseology; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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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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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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rub-a-dub

  • noun the sound made by beating a drum
    drumbeat; rataplan.

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susurration

  • noun the indistinct sound of people whispering
    susurrus.
    • a soft susurrus of conversation
  • noun speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    whispering; whisper; voicelessness.

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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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fountain

  • noun a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
  • noun a natural flow of ground water
    outpouring; spring; natural spring; outflow.

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give_voice

  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; articulate; word; formulate.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

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angelus

  • noun the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
    angelus bell.
  • noun a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation

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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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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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monotone

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; drone.
  • noun a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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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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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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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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clarion

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

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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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miaow

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; mew; miaou; miaul.
  • verb make a cat-like sound
    miaou.

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miaou

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaul.
  • verb make a cat-like sound
    miaow.

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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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ding

  • noun a ringing sound
  • noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    nick; gouge; dent.

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unison

  • noun corresponding exactly
    • marching in unison
  • noun occurring together or simultaneously
    • the two spoke in unison

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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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murmurer

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    mumbler; mutterer.

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knocking

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knock.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • verb deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
    knock; strike hard.

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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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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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dong

  • noun the basic unit of money in Vietnam
  • verb go `ding dong', like a bell
    ding; dingdong.

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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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paradiddle

  • noun the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
    drum roll; roll.

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vibrato

  • noun (music) a pulsating effect in an instrumental or vocal tone produced by slight and rapid variations in pitch

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drawler

  • noun someone who speaks with a drawl

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tootle

  • noun the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument
    • he enjoyed hearing the tootles of their horns as the musicians warmed up
  • verb play (a musical instrument) casually
    • the saxophone player was tootling a sad melody

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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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vocalisation

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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yip

  • noun a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    yelping; yelp.
  • verb bark in a high-pitched tone
    yelp; yap.
    • the puppies yelped

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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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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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voiced_sound

  • noun a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
    sonant.

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slosh

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

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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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clucking

  • noun the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    cluck.
  • verb make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    cluck; click; clack.

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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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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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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tintinnabulation

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    ring; ringing.
    • 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

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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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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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aspiration

  • noun a will to succeed
  • noun a cherished desire
    dream; ambition.
    • his ambition is to own his own business

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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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screeching

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

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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nasal_consonant

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

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gobble

  • noun the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
  • verb eat hastily without proper chewing
    bolt.
    • Don't bolt your food!

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whicker

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    whinny; nicker; neigh.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    whinny; nicker; neigh.

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cackel

  • verb make a cackling sound
    • The fire cackled cozily

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clickety-clack

  • noun a fast and rhythmic click-clack
    clickety-click.
    • the clickety-clack of the typewriters

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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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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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ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; bell ringer.
  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    clone; dead ringer.

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rhonchus

  • noun a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels

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banging

  • noun a continuing very loud noise
  • noun the act of subjecting to strong attack
    battering.

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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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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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voiced

  • adjective produced with vibration of the vocal cords;
    sonant; soft.
    • a frequently voiced opinion
    • voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'
  • verb give voice to
    voice.
    • He voiced his concern

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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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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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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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nasalise

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

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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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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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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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syllable

  • noun a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
    • the word `pocket' has two syllables

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vibration

  • noun the act of vibrating
    quivering; quiver.
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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eruption

  • noun the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material
    volcanic eruption.
  • noun symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible

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whizz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; wiz.
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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riffle

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; wavelet; rippling.
  • noun shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners

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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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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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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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vibrancy

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

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pager

  • noun an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged
    beeper.

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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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homophony

  • noun the same pronunciation for words of different origins
  • noun part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style)

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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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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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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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caterwaul

  • noun the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
  • verb utter shrieks, as of cats
    yowl.

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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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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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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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mussitation

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur.

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shrieking

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

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susurrus

  • noun the indistinct sound of people whispering
    susurration.
    • a soft susurrus of conversation

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water_fountain

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; bubbler.

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plectrum

  • noun a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    plectron; pick.

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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cracker_bonbon

  • noun a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
    cracker; snapper.

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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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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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cornet

  • 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; trumpet; trump.

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drumbeat

  • noun the sound made by beating a drum
    rub-a-dub; rataplan.
  • noun (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown

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palatalize

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

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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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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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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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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toll

  • noun a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  • noun value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
    price; cost.
    • the cost in human life was enormous
    • the price of success is hard work
    • what price glory?

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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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verbaliser

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; talker; utterer.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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clopping

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

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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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strum

  • noun sound of strumming
    • the strum of a guitar
  • verb sound the strings of (a string instrument)
    thrum.
    • strum a guitar

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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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droning

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

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bombilate

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

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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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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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baa

  • noun the cry made by sheep
  • verb cry plaintively
    bleat; blate; blat.
    • The lambs were bleating

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bam

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bang; blast; eruption; clap.
  • noun an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003

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buzzer

  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    doorbell; bell.
  • noun a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound

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fricative

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    spirant; fricative consonant.
  • 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; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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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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euphony

  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    music.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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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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nasality

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

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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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twank

To cause to make a sharp twanging sound; to twang, or twangle. Addison.

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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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flavor

  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; smack; relish.

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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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drinking_fountain

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    water fountain; bubbler.

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wavelet

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; riffle; rippling.

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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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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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vowel_sound

  • noun a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
    vowel.

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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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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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guitar

  • noun a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

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clippety

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articulator

  • noun someone who pronounces words
  • noun a movable speech organ

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extent

  • noun the point or degree to which something extends
    • the extent of the damage
    • the full extent of the law
    • to a certain extent she was right
  • noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • the vast extent of the desert
    • an orchard of considerable extent

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quack

  • noun an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
  • noun the harsh sound of a duck

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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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drum

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    tympan; membranophone.
  • noun the sound of a drum
    • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

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bombinate

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

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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bray

  • noun the cry of an ass
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    hee-haw.

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tremolo

  • noun (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
  • noun vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one

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foreign

  • adjective of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
    • foreign trade
    • a foreign office
  • adjective relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    strange.
    • foreign nations
    • a foreign accent
    • on business in a foreign city

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suspire

  • verb heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
    sigh.
    • She sighed sadly
  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    breathe; respire; take a breath.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring

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spatter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splattering; splashing; splash; spattering.

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reverberation

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; echo.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    repercussion.
    • his declaration had unforeseen repercussions
    • reverberations of the market crash were felt years later

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buzz

  • noun sound of rapid vibration
    bombilation; bombination.
    • the buzz of a bumble bee
  • noun a confusion of activity and gossip
    • the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued

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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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stridulation

  • noun a shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing body parts together

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coo

  • noun the sound made by a pigeon
  • verb speak softly or lovingly
    • The mother who held her baby was cooing softly

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sound_reflection

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; reverberation; echo.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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subvocaliser

  • noun someone who articulates speech without uttering sounds
    subvocalizer.

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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burble

  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; guggle; ripple; bubble; gurgle.
    • babbling brooks

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pop

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pappa; pa; daddy.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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call_up

  • noun an order to report for military duty
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    bring forward.
    • The case was called up in court

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humming

  • noun a humming noise
    hum.
    • the hum of distant traffic
  • noun the act of singing with closed lips

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mumble

  • noun a soft indistinct utterance
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; maunder; mutter.

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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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dub

  • noun the new sounds added by dubbing
  • verb give a nickname to
    nickname.

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quaver

  • noun a tremulous sound
  • noun a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
    eighth note.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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drum_roll

  • noun the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
    paradiddle; roll.

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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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accentuate

  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
  • verb put stress on; utter with an accent
    stress; accent.
    • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

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mutterer

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    mumbler; murmurer.

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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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toller

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    ringer; bell ringer.
  • noun someone employed to collect tolls
    toll taker; tollkeeper; toll agent; toll collector; tollgatherer; tollman.

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chug

  • noun the dull explosive noise made by an engine
  • verb make a dull, explosive sound
    • the engine chugged down the street

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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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tapping

  • noun the sound of light blow or knock
    • he heard the tapping of the man's cane
  • verb cut a female screw thread with a tap
    tap.

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nicker

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    whinny; neigh; whicker.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    whinny; neigh; whicker.

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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tread_down

  • verb walk on and flatten
    tramp down; trample.
    • tramp down the grass
    • trample the flowers

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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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bell_ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; ringer.
  • noun someone who plays musical handbells

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pierce

  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest
  • noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    Franklin Pierce; President Pierce.

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thunk

  • noun a dull hollow sound
    • the basketball made a thunk as it hit the rim

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mumbling

  • noun indistinct enunciation
  • noun ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
    gumming.

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cracker

  • noun a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
  • noun a poor White person in the southern United States
    redneck.

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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angelus_bell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited
    angelus.

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taste

  • noun the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    gustatory sensation; taste sensation; gustatory perception; taste perception.
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste
  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; penchant; preference.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

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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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crump

  • verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
    scrunch; thud.
  • verb bombard with heavy shells

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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vroom

  • noun the roaring sound made by a motor that is running at high speed
  • verb make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving

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twirp

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twit; twerp.
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    tweet.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

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epenthesis

  • noun the insertion of a vowel or consonant into a word to make its pronunciation easier
    • the insertion of a vowel in the plural of the word `bush' is epenthesis

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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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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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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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telephone

  • 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; phone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun transmitting speech at a distance
    telephony.

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sudden

  • adjective happening without warning or in a short space of time
    • a sudden storm
    • a sudden decision
    • a sudden cure

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assibilation

  • noun the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
  • noun pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
    sibilation.

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plosion

  • noun the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
    explosion.

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vox

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; voice.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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growl

  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growling.
  • verb to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    rumble; grumble.
    • he grumbled a rude response
    • Stones grumbled down the cliff

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pat

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    tap; rap.
  • noun a light touch or stroke
    tap; dab.

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tictac

  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    tocktact; ticktock.

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oink

  • noun the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    grunt.
  • verb utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
    squeal.

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fender

  • noun a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
    wing.
    • in Britain they call a fender a wing
  • noun an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
    buffer; cowcatcher; pilot.

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honk

  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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murmuration

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmur; mussitation.

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rataplan

  • noun the sound made by beating a drum
    rub-a-dub; drumbeat.

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whirr

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

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vocalism

  • noun the system of vowels used in a particular language
    vowel system.
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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bombination

  • noun sound of rapid vibration
    bombilation; buzz.
    • the buzz of a bumble bee

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vocalise

  • verb sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    vocalize.
  • verb pronounce as a vowel
    vowelise; vocalize; vowelize.
    • between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized

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ting

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    tinkle.
  • verb cause to make a ting

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vowel

  • noun a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
    vowel sound.
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel

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vocalist

  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocaliser.

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jangle

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

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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reflection

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflexion.

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clip-clop

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clunking; clopping; clop; clippety-clop; clumping.

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biwa

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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resonation

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cheep

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
    peep.
  • verb make high-pitched sounds
    chirp; peep; chirrup.
    • the birds were chirping in the bushes

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uproar

  • noun a state of commotion and noise and confusion
    tumult; garboil; tumultuousness.
  • noun loud confused noise from many sources
    hubbub; brouhaha; katzenjammer.

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drone

  • noun stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; monotone.

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ticktock

  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    tictac; tocktact.
  • verb make a sound like a clock or a timer
    beat; tick; ticktack.
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight

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audio

  • noun the audible part of a transmitted signal
    sound.
    • they always raise the audio for commercials
  • noun an audible acoustic wave frequency
    audio frequency.

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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howl

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    howling; ululation.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect
  • noun the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf

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enunciation

  • noun the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
    diction.

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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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tocktact

  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    tictac; ticktock.

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plash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    splash.
  • verb interlace the shoots of
    pleach.
    • pleach a hedge

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rumbling

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • verb make a low noise
    rumble; grumble.
    • rumbling thunder

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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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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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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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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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alternative

  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    option; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse
  • adjective satellite serving or used in place of another
    alternate; substitute.
    • an alternative plan

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sputtering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • verb make an explosive sound
    sputter.
    • sputtering engines

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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syncope

  • noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    swoon; faint; deliquium.
  • noun (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
    syncopation.

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misspeak

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

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trample

  • noun the sound of heavy treading or stomping
    trampling.
    • he heard the trample of many feet
  • verb tread or stomp heavily or roughly
    tread.
    • The soldiers trampled across the fields

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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location

  • noun a point or extent in space
  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; positioning; position; locating.

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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nasalisation

  • noun the act of nasalizing; the utterance of sounds modulated by the nasal resonators
    nasalization.

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squawk

  • noun the noise of squawking
    • she awoke to the squawk of chickens
    • the squawk of car horns
  • noun informal terms for objecting
    gripe; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here

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doorbell

  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; bell.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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snarl

  • noun a vicious angry growl
  • noun an angry vicious expression

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moo

  • noun the sound made by a cow or bull
  • verb make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
    low.

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tick

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    ticking.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

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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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snore

  • noun the rattling noise produced when snoring
  • noun the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
    stertor; snoring.

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rustle

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustling.
  • verb make a dry crackling sound
    • rustling silk
    • the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze

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vibrant

  • adjective satellite vigorous and animated
    vivacious.
    • a vibrant group that challenged the system
    • a charming and vivacious hostess
    • a vivacious folk dance
  • adjective satellite of sounds that are strong and resonating
    • the men's vibrant voices

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chorus

  • noun any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
    • a chorus of boos
  • noun a group of people assembled to sing together

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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plonk

  • noun a cheap wine of inferior quality
  • noun the noise of something dropping (as into liquid)

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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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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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clap

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; blast; eruption.
  • noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
    gonorrhoea; gonorrhea.

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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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gargle

  • noun a medicated solution used for gargling and rinsing the mouth
    mouthwash.
  • noun the sound produced while gargling

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guitar_pick

  • noun a plectrum used to pluck a guitar

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mussitate

  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    maunder; mumble; mutter.

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twitter

  • noun a series of chirps
    chirrup.
  • verb make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
    chitter.

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pronounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; enunciate; 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 pronounce judgment on
    judge; label.
    • They labeled him unfit to work here

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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sound_off

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; opine; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb start playing
    strike up.
    • The musicians struck up a tune

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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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auditory_sensation

  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    sound.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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hissing

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hushing; fizzle; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • verb make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
    sizz; sibilate; siss; hiss.

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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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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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sandhi

  • noun the articulatory process whereby the pronunciation of a word or morpheme changes when it is followed immediately by another (especially in fluent speech)

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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firecracker

  • noun firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
    cracker; banger.

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grinding

  • noun material resulting from the process of grinding
    • vegetable grindings clogged the drain
  • noun a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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pounding

  • noun repeated heavy blows
    buffeting.
  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throb; throbbing.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head

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reverberating

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonant; resonating; resounding; 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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ticking

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    tick.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers

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rale

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

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willie

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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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continuant

  • noun consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
    continuant consonant.
  • 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; strident.

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rub

  • noun an unforeseen obstacle
    hang-up; snag; hitch.
  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    wipe.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub

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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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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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snapper

  • noun (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
    center.
    • the center fumbled the handoff
  • noun flesh of any of various important food fishes of warm seas

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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accent_mark

  • noun a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
    accent.

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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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creaking

  • noun a squeaking sound
    creak.
    • the creak of the floorboards gave him away
  • 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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extension

  • noun a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
    • they applied for an extension of the loan
  • noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    • extension of the program to all in need

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rumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumbling; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

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meow

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    miaow; mew; miaou; miaul.
  • verb cry like a cat
    mew.
    • the cat meowed

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nasal_twang

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

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whistler

  • noun someone who makes a loud high sound
  • noun United States painter (1834-1903)
    James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

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boom_out

  • verb make a deep hollow sound
    boom.
    • Her voice booms out the words of the song

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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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verbalizer

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    speaker; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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articulate

  • verb provide with a joint
    joint.
    • the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood
  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; word; formulate; give voice.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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sonant

  • noun a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
    voiced sound.
  • adjective produced with vibration of the vocal cords;
    voiced; soft.
    • a frequently voiced opinion
    • voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'

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clack

  • noun a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
    clap.
  • noun a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
    clack valve; clapper valve.

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chime

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    gong; bell.
  • verb emit a sound
    • bells and gongs chimed

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suction_stop

  • noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
    click.

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gurgle

  • noun the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; burble; guggle; ripple; bubble.
    • babbling brooks

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beep

  • noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
    bleep.
  • verb make a loud noise
    toot; claxon; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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scrunch

  • noun a crunching noise
  • verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
    thud; crump.

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chitter

  • verb make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
    twitter.

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rustling

  • noun the stealing of cattle
  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustle.

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prepare

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; fix; set up; gear up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; ready; fix; make.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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clickety

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musical_rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat

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clunking

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

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pronunciation

  • noun the manner in which someone utters a word
    • they are always correcting my pronunciation
  • noun the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    orthoepy.
    • the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
    • that is the correct pronunciation

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zizz

  • noun a buzzing or whizzing sound
    • a nasty zizz in the engine
  • noun a nap
    • Arthur's taking a short zizz

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tink

  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; chink; tinkle.
    • tinkling bells

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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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bubble

  • noun a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    house of cards.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble

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sizzle

  • noun a sizzling noise
  • verb make a sound like frying fat

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mutter

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

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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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squeak

  • noun a short high-pitched noise
    • the squeak of shoes on powdery snow
  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    close shave; narrow escape; close call; squeaker.

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grate

  • noun a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    grating.
  • noun a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

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whinny

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    nicker; neigh; whicker.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    nicker; neigh; whicker.

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brouhaha

  • noun loud confused noise from many sources
    uproar; hubbub; katzenjammer.
  • noun a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits

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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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beeper

  • noun an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged
    pager.

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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ticktack

  • noun system of signalling by hand signs used by bookmakers at racetracks
  • verb make a sound like a clock or a timer
    beat; tick; ticktock.
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight

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rippling

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; riffle; wavelet.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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characteristic

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    feature.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun a distinguishing quality

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clangour

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

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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katzenjammer

  • noun disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
    hangover.
  • noun loud confused noise from many sources
    uproar; hubbub; brouhaha.

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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similar

  • adjective marked by correspondence or resemblance
    • similar food at similar prices
    • problems similar to mine
    • they wore similar coats
  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    alike; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste

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gong

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
    tam-tam.
  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    chime; bell.

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tam-tam

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
    gong.

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whisper

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

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scratching

  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scraping; scrape; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  • verb cause friction
    rub; chafe; scratch; fray; fret.
    • my sweater scratches

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creak

  • noun a squeaking sound
    creaking.
    • the creak of the floorboards gave him away
  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise

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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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resonating

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonant; resounding; reverberating; reverberative.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder
  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate; resonate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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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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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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dingdong

  • verb go `ding dong', like a bell
    ding; dong.
  • adverb heartily or earnestly
    • They fell to work dingdong

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idiom

  • noun a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
    parlance.
  • noun the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    dialect; accent.
    • 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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subvocalize

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

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cavity_resonator

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

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boom

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; roaring.
  • noun a state of economic prosperity

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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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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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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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footfall

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    footstep; step.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch

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tam

  • noun a woolen cap of Scottish origin
    tam-o'-shanter; tammy.

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sibilation

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
    assibilation.

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chirk

  • verb make a shrill creaking, squeaking, or noise, as of a door, mouse, or bird

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whistling

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistle.
  • noun the act of whistling a tune
    • his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work

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chirp

  • noun a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
  • verb make high-pitched sounds
    cheep; peep; chirrup.
    • the birds were chirping in the bushes

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peal

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    rolling; pealing; roll.
  • verb ring recurrently
    • bells were pealing

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brattle

  • verb make a rattling sound
    clatter; clack.
    • clattering dishes

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thumping

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thump.
  • verb move rhythmically
    beat; pound; thump.
    • Her heart was beating fast

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rolling

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    peal; pealing; roll.
  • noun the act of robbing a helpless person
    • he was charged with rolling drunks in the park

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retroflex

  • verb bend or turn backward
    replicate.
  • verb articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate
    • Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants

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yelp

  • noun a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    yelping; yip.
  • verb bark in a high-pitched tone
    yip; yap.
    • the puppies yelped

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phonation

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; vocalization; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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tinkling

  • adjective satellite like the short high ringing sound of a small bell
    tinkly.
    • sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal
  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; tink; chink; tinkle.
    • tinkling bells

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scream

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

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fizzle

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a complete failure
    flop; bust.
    • the play was a dismal flop

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nelson

  • noun any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck
  • noun English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805)
    Admiral Nelson; Lord Nelson; Viscount Nelson; Horatio Nelson.

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swosh

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

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