Sound Description Table

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Describing sound can be very difficult for a non-native speaker. Here is a table of sound description from internet.

Sound Description Table:

No

Sound

Description

1

Banging

Slamming a wooden screen door

2

Bonging

Hitting a large gong

3

Booming

Rumble of distant thunder

4

Buzzing

Electric razor

5

Chafing

Rubbing dry hands together

6

Chattering

Windshield wipers across a dry windshield

7

Chirping

Bird or cricket call

8

Clacking

Railroad car wheels rolling on a track

9

Clanging

Cow bell or dinner bell

10

Clanking

Wrench dropped on concrete

11

Clapping

Hands clapping

12

Clashing

Cymbals hitting together

13

Clattering

Falling bowling pins

14

Clicking

Extending and retracting a ballpoint pen

15

Clinking

Empty bottles hitting each other

16

Clunking

Slamming a heavy wooden door

17

Cracking

Ice cubes breaking when dropped in water

18

Crackling

Wood burning in a fireplace

19

Creaking

Opening a door with rusty hinges

20

Croaking

Frog call

21

Crunching

Walking on dry snow

22

Droning

Distant propeller-driven airplane

23

Drumming

Nervous fingers tapping a desk

24

Fluttering

Flag flapping in the wind

25

Grating

Shovel raked over pavement

26

Grinding

Sharpening a tool on a grinding wheel

27

Groaning

Twisting wooden beam on a ship

28

Growling

Dog protecting his food

29

Gurgling

Water down a bathtub drain

30

Hissing

Leaking tire

31

Hooting

Owl call

32

Howling

Wind blowing through a leaky door

33

Humming

High-voltage transformer

34

Jingling

Keys hitting each other

35

Knocking

Knuckles rapping a wooden door

36

Moaning

Blowing across the top of an empty bottle

37

Oil canning

Flexing a metal gas can

38

Pattering

Rain drops hitting a window

39

Pinging

Pebbles rolling around in a tin can

40

Popping

Cork coming out of a champagne bottle

41

Pounding

Hitting your fist on a desk

42

Rapping

Judge using a gavel

43

Roaring

Speeding 4×4 truck with open-tread tires

44

Rumbling

Bowling ball rolling down an alley

45

Scratching

Rubbing two pieces of paper together

46

Slapping

Dribbling a basketball on a hardwood floor

47

Squealing

Skidding tires

48

Ticking

Tapping a pencil point on a desk

49

Whining

Distant siren

50

Whistling

Steam coming out of a tea kettle

51

rattle

Disk brake pad hitting disk

 

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