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.


  • Sudden and violent sounds.
  • 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.

  • Repeated and protracted sounds.
  • 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.

  • Resonance (Substantives), ring, ringing, jingle, chink, tinkle, tink, tintinnabulation, gurgle, chime, toot, tootle, see 404.
  • 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.

  • Hissing sounds.
  • 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.

  • Harsh sounds.

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