Stridor (Substantives), jar, grating, creak, clank, twang, jangle, jarring, creaking, rustling, roughness, gruffness, sharpness, cacophony.

    High note, shrillness, acuteness, soprano, falsetto, treble, penny trumpet, head-note.

    (Verbs). To creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, rustle, clank; to shrill, stridulate.

    (Phrases). To set the teeth on edge; to grate upon the ear.

    (Adjectives). Strident, stridulous, jarring, etc., harsh, hoarse, discordant, scrannel 414, cacophonous, rough, gruff, sepulchral, grating.

    Sharp, high, acute, shrill, piping, screaming.

  • Human sounds, see Voice 580.
  • Cry (Substantives), vociferation, outcry, roar, shout, bawl, brawl, halloo, hullaballoo, hoop, whoop, yell, cheer, hoot, howl, chorus, scream, screech, screak, shriek, squeak, squawk, squeal, skirl, squall, whine, pule, pipe, grumble, plaint, groan, moan, snore, snort.

    (Verbs). To vociferate, roar, shout, bawl, etc., raise or lift up the voice.

    (Adjective). Vociferating, etc., stertorous.

  • Animal sounds.
  • Ululation (Substantives, latration, cry, roar, bellow, reboation, bark, yelp, howl, bay, baying, yap, growl, grunt, gruntle, snort, neigh, nicker, whinny, bray, croak, snarl, howl, caterwauling, mew, mewl, miaow, miaul, purr, pule, bleat, baa, low, moo, boo, caw, coo, croodle, cackle, gobble, quack, gaggle, squeak, squawk, squeal, chuckle, chuck, cluck, clack, chirp, chirrup, crow, wood-note, twitter, peep.

    Insect cry, drone, buzz, hum.

    Cuckoo, screech-owl.

    (Verbs). To cry, bellow, rebellow, etc., give tongue.

    (Phrases). To bay the moon; to roar like a bull or lion.

    (Adjectives). Crying, etc., blatant, latrant, remugient.


  • Melody (Substantives), melodiousness, melos.
  • Pitch, note, interval, tone, intonation, timbre; high or low, acute or grave notes, treble, alto, tenor, bass, soprano, mezzo-soprano, contralto, counter-tenor, baritone, basso profondo.

    Scale, gamut, diapason; diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic, whole-tone, etc., scales; key, clef; major, minor, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, etc., modes; tetrachord, hexachord, pentatonic scale; tuning, modulation, temperament; solmisation, solfeggio, sol-fa.

    Staff (or stave), lines, spaces, brace; bar, double bar, rest.

    Notes of the scale: sharps, flats, naturals, accidentals; breve, semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, demisemiquaver, etc.

    Tonic, key - note, supertonic, mediant, subdominant, dominant, submediant, leading note, octave; primes, seconds, triads, etc.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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