Description of Noises

By: River City Ford Sales  09-12-2011

Boom
Low resonant sound, like a drum roll or distant thunder.
Buzz
Low-pitched sound, something like a bee: usually associated with vibrations.
Chatter
Rapidly repeating metallic sound, like teeth chattering.
Chirp
High-pitched, melodious sound that repeats rapidly, like a bird.
Chuckle
Rapid noise, like a stick against the spokes of a spinning bicycle wheel.
Clang
Heavy sound of metal-to-metal like a gong.
Grind
Abrasive sound, like a grinding wheel or sandpaper rubbing against wood.
Groan
Continuous low-pitched sound, like a person groaning.
Growl
Low, guttural sound, like an angry dog.
Hiss
Continuous sound, like air escaping from a balloon.
Hum
Continuous sound at varying pitches, like a wire humming in the wind.
Knock
Heavy, loud, repeating sound, lie a knock on a door.
Ping
Similar to knock, but at a higher pitch.
Rattle
A sound suggesting looseness, such as marbles rolling around in a can.
Roar
Deep, prolonged sound, like a lion's roar.
Rumble
Low, heavy, continuous sound, like thunder or wagons.
Squeak
High-pitched sound, like rubbing a clean window.
Squeal
Continuous, high-pitched sound, like a tire on pavement.
Tap
Light, hammering sound, like tapping a pencil on a table.
Whine
High-pitched, buzzing sound, like an electric drill on motor.
Whistle
Sharp, shrill sound, like a tin whistle.


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