Hoarseness, huskiness, raucity.
(Verbs). To whisper, breathe, murmur, mutter, purl, hum, croon, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow.
(Phrases). Steal on the ear; melt, float on the air.
(Adjectives). Inaudible, scarcely audible, low, dull, stifled, muffled, hoarse, husky, gentle, breathed, etc., soft, floating, purling, etc., liquid, mellifluous, dulcet, flowing, soothing.
(Adverbs). In a whisper, with bated breath, under one's breath, sotto voce, between the teeth, aside, piano, pianissimo, à la sourdine.
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Snap (Substantives), knock, click, clash, slam, clack, crack, crackling, crepitation, decrepitation, report, pop, plop, bang, ping, zip, clap, burst, explosion, discharge, crash, detonation, firing, salvo, atmospherics.
Squib, cracker, gun, pop-gun.
(Verbs). To snap, knock, etc., brustle.
(Adjective). Snapping, etc.
Roll (Substantives), rumble, rumbling, hum, humming, shake, trill, chime, tick, beat, toll, ticking, tick - tack, patter, tattoo, ding - dong, drumming, quaver, tremolo, ratatat, rataplan, rattat, clatter, clutter, rattle, racket, rub-a-dub.
(Phrases). The devil's tattoo; tuck of drum.
(Verbs). To roll, beat, tick, toll, drum, etc., drum, or din in the ear.
(Adjectives). Rolling, rumbling, etc.
Reflection, reverberation, echo.
(Verbs). To resound, ring, jingle, clink, etc.
(Adjectives). Resounding, resonant, tintinnabular, ringing, etc.
(Phrase). Clear as a bell.
Bass, low, flat or grave note, chest-note, baritone, deep - toned, deep - sounding, deep-mouthed, hollow, sepulchral, basso profundo.
Sibilation (Substantives), hiss, buzz, whiz, rustle, fizz, fizzle, wheeze, whistle, snuffle, sneeze, sternutation.
(Verbs). To hiss, buzz, etc.
(Adjectives). Sibilant, hissing, buzzing, etc.
High notes, see 410.
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