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bang a loud, explosive noise; (verb) to make a bang.
beep the sound made by the horn of a car, etc; (verb) to make this sound.
beeper a device that emits a beep.
blam the sound of a gunshot; (verb) to make a sound like a gunshot.
blare to sound loudly.
bleep to give out a short high sound or radio signal.
bleeper a device that bleeps.
bloop a howling noise on a soundtrack; (verb) to make such a noise.
boing the sound of a bouncing impact; (verb) to make a bouncing sound.
boink the sound of a bouncing impact; (verb) to make a bouncing sound.
bong to make a deep ringing sound.
boom a hollow sound or roar (verb) to make a hollow sound
boomingly (Adv.) BOOMING, making a hollow sound.
boomy hollow-sounding.
brool (Dutch) a deep murmur.
buller a turbulence in water; (verb) to seethe, gurgle.
bummle to bumble.
bump a dull heavy blow; a lump or swelling; (verb) to make a heavy or loud noise; to knock dully.
buzz a noise like that of insects' wings (verb) to make a buzz
buzzingly (Adv.) BUZZING, busy, vibrant.
buzzy having a buzzing quality.
cacophonic of or like a cacophony.
cacophonical of or like a cacophony.
cacophonious relating to a cacophony.
cacophony the harsh joining of sounds.
chime a sequence of bell-like notes sounded as by a clock; (verb) to ring harmoniously.
ching a high-pitched ringing sound.
chink a cleft, a narrow opening (verb) to make a chinking sound
chipper a device that makes chips; (verb) to twitter, chatter.
chug to move with a dull explosive noise, as a locomotive.
chunk a thick piece of anything (verb) to make a dull explosive sound
clack a sharp sound as of boards struck together, a metal object striking stone or wood, etc; (verb) to make such a sound.
clacker that which clacks; esp the clapper of a mill.
clang to ring loudly.
clank a sharp metallic sound (verb) to make a sharp, metallic sound
clanking the sound of a clank.
clankingly (Adv.) CLANKING.
clanky making a clanking sound.
clap the noise made by the sudden striking together of two things, esp the hands; (verb) to bring the hands together smartly.
clapper a thing that claps, eg the tongue of a bell; (verb) to make a noise like a clapper.
clatter a rattling noise (verb) to move with a rattling noise
clatterer one who clatters.
clatteringly (Adv.) CLATTERING.
clattery making a clatter.
click a short sharp sound; (verb) to make a short, sharp sound.
clicket the latch of a gate or door; (verb) to make a clicking sound.
clink a soft, sharp, ringing sound; (verb) to make a ringing sound.
clitter to make a shrill rattling noise.
clonk a dull thumping sound; (verb) to make a dull thumping sound.
clonky making a dull thumping sound.
cloop the sound made when a cork is forcibly drawn from a bottle.
clop the sound of a horse's hoof-tread against a hard surface; (verb) to make a clopping sound.
clunk a dull metallic noise (verb) to make a dull metallic noise
crackle a snapping sound (verb) to make a succession of snapping sounds
crackly making a crackling noise.
creak a sharp grating or squeaking sound (verb) to squeak
creakily (Adv.) CREAKY, given to creaking.
creakiness the state of being creaky.
creakingly (Adv.) CREAKING.
creaky given to creaking.
crepitant having or making a crackling sound.
crepitate to crackle; to snap.
crepitation a soft crackling sound.
crepitative crackling.
crump crisp, friable (noun) the sound of an exploding bomb; (verb) to make an explosive sound
crunch the act or sound of crunching (verb) to chew with a crackling sound
curmurring (Scots) a rumbling or flatulent sound.
dong a deep sound like that of a large bell; (verb) to make this sound.
droner one who drones.
echo a reflected sound (verb) to reflect sound
echoer one who echoes.
echoey full of echos.
echoic resembling an echo.
echoically (Adv.) ECHOIC, like an echo.
echoise to make echoic.
echoize to make echoic.
echoless without echo or response.
fanfarade (Fr.) a fanfare.
fanfare a flourish of trumpets or bugles; (verb) to celebrate with a fanfare.
fissle (Scots) to rustle.
fiz a sputtering sound (verb) to make a hissing or sputtering sound
fizz a sputtering sound (verb) to make a hissing or sputtering sound
fizzle to hiss or sputter, to go out with a sputtering sound.
flaff (Scots) to flap, to pant.
foghorn a horn sounded in a fog to give warning.
footfall the sound of a footstep.
fragor (Obs.) a crash.
friz to fry with a sizzling noise.
frizz a tight curl (verb) to fry with a sizzling noise
gingle (Obs.) a jingling sound.
glug to make a gurgling sound.
graunch to make a grinding noise, as of a mechanism.
guggle to gurgle.
gurgle to flow in an irregular noisy current (noun) a gurgling sound.
homotony the state of having the same tenor or tone.
honk to make a sound like a horn, or as of wild geese.
hooter one that hoots.
intonate to thunder.
jangle a dissonant clanging (verb) to make a harsh, metallic sound
jangly making a jangling sound.
jingle a succession of clinking, tinkling sounds (verb) to make a tinkling sound
jingler one who, or that which, jingles.
jingly jingling.
jow a stroke of a bell; (verb) to ring, toll a bell.
kaboom the sound of a large explosion.
kapow a sudden sharp sound.
kathump a loud thudding sound.
kerplunk to fall or drop with a heavy sound.
knell to ring a bell.
megaphone a device to magnify sound, or direct it in a given direction in a greater volume; (verb) to magnify sound.
megaphonic relating to a megaphone.
megaphonically (Adv.) MEGAPHONIC, relating to a megaphone.
noyes (Spenser) noise.
oompah a conventional representation of the sound made by a large brass musical instrument; (verb) to make such a sound.
outecho to surpass in echoing.
outring to ring louder than.
parp to sound a car horn; to toot.
peal a ring of bells; (verb) to ring out.
pele (Hist.) a palisaded enclosure.
phut a sound like a bullet's; (verb) to make such a sound.
ping a brief, high-pitched sound; (verb) to produce a brief, high-pitched sound.
plangency resonance.
plangent having a loud, reverberating sound; having an expressive esp plaintive quality.
plangently (Adv.) PLANGENT, having a loud, reverberating sound.
plap a flatter sound than a plop; (verb) to make such a sound.
plinky of a high pitched sound from a stringed instrument when plucked.
plop the sound of a small object falling vertically into water; (verb) to drop or fall heavily.
plunky sounding like a plucked banjo string.
pop a mild explosive sound; a genre of popular music (verb) to make a pop
popply making a poppling sound.
quonk any accidental noise made too close to a microphone; (verb) to make an accidental noise made too close to a microphone.
rang a row of long lots along a road.
rataplan the iterative sound of beating eg of a drum; (verb) to make this sound.
ratatat the sound of a knock eg on a door.
rattle a series of short sharp sound (verb) to make a quick succession of short, sharp sounds
rattly given to rattling.
raucity harshness of sound; rough utterance.
realtone a ringtone that closely resembles an original sound record.
reboant reverberant, bellowing.
reboation being reboant, reverberation.
reecho to echo back; to reverberate again; as, the hills reecho the roar of cannon.
reediness the quality of being reedy.
resound to make a loud, long, or echoing sound.
resounding thorough, decisive.
resoundingly (Adv.) RESOUNDING.
reverb (Shakesp.) to echo.
reverberate to continue in or as if in a series of echoes, to resound.
ring to form a ring (a circular band) around to give forth a clear, resonant sound ) RONG.
ringingly (Adv.) RINGING, making a ringing sound.
rumble a deep thunderous sound (verb) to make a deep, thunderous sound
rumbling a deep, thunderous sound.
rumblingly (Adv.) RUMBLING.
rumbly rumbling.
rustle a succession of slight, soft sounds; (verb) to make a rustling sound.
rustlingly (Adv.) RUSTLING.
screak a screech, a creak (verb) to creak, as a door or wheel
screaky creaky.
scroop to make a scraping noise.
shrill high-pitched (verb) to make a shrill sound
shrillness the state of being shrill.
siren a device that produces a penetrating warning sound.
sizzle a hissing sound, as of frying food; (verb) to burn or fry with a hissing sound.
sizzlingly (Adv.) SIZZLING.
slurpy like a slurp.
snap a sharp cracking sound (verb) to make a sharp cracking sound
sonically (Adv.) SONIC, of or pertaining to sound or sound waves, esp within the audible range.
sough to sigh, hum, as of the wind.
sowne (Spenser) sound.
splat to strike a surface with a slapping sound.
squeak a sharp, high-pitched sound (verb) to make a sharp, high-pitched sound
squeakery an assemblage of things that squeak.
squeakingly (Adv.) SQUEAKING.
squeal a shrill cry; (verb) to utter a sharp, shrill cry.
squelch a gurgling and sucking sound as of walking in wet mud (verb) to make this sound
squelchy sounding like a squelch.
subecho an inferior echo.
swoosh a noise resembling a rush of air; (verb) to make this noise.
tang a ringing sound; a hint of flavour (verb) to ring; to twang
tentiginous morbidly lascivious.
thud a dull heavy sound; (verb) to make a dull, heavy sound.
thuddingly (Adv.) THUDDING.
thunderclap a clap of thunder.
thunderer a thing that makes a noise like thunder; spec. a bullroarer.
thunderous sounding like thunder.
thundrous sounding like thunder.
thunk a sudden muffled sound; (verb) to make a sudden, muffled sound.
tick the sound of a watch, clock, etc; (verb) to make a sound like a clock.
ticktack to make a sound like a clock.
ticktock to make a sound like a clock.
tictac to make a sound like a clock.
tictoc to make a sound like a clock.
ting to make the sound of a bell.
tinkle a sharp metallic sound (verb) to make slight, sharp, metallic sounds
tinkling the sound made by something that tinkles.
tinklingly (Adv.) TINKLING.
tinkly making a tinkling sound.
tintinnabulant ringing, like a bell.
tintinnabular ringing, like a bell.
tintinnabulary ringing, like a bell.
tintinnabulate to ring; to tinkle.
tock the sound made by a clock or watch, like a tick but deeper and more resonant; (verb) of a clock, to make such a sound.
tocsin an alarm bell or a warning signal.
toll the slow, measured sound of a bell; (verb) to sound, as a large bell does, esp with slow, measured strokes.
tonal relating to tone.
tonally (Adv.) TONAL, relating to tone.
tonant thundering.
toot to sound a horn or whistle in short blasts.
toppy of audio reproduction, dominated by high-frequency sounds.
twang a sharp, vibrating sound (verb) to make a sharp, vibrating sound
twangingly (Adv.) TWANGING.
twangle to twang.
twanglingly (Adv.) TWANGLING.
twangy able to be twanged.
unvocal not vocal.
upthunder to send up a noise like thunder.
uptrilled (Coleridge) trilled high.
varoom a noise imitative of speed; (verb) to make a varoom noise.
vroom a noise imitative of an engine; (verb) to make a vroom noise.
whine a plaintive, high-pitched sound (verb) to utter a plaintive, high-pitched sound
whininess the state of being whiny.
whiningly (Adv.) WHINING, complaining.
whir to make a continuous rapid buzzing or softly clicking sound.
whirr a rapid buzzing or softly clicking sound (verb) to make continuous rapid buzzing or softly clicking sound
whiz a person remarkably talented or skilful at something (verb) to fly through the air with or as if with a whistling noise
whizz a person remarkably talented or skilful at something (verb) to fly through the air with or as if with a whistling noise
whizzing the act of whizzing.
whizzingly (Adv.) WHIZZING.
whoomp a sudden loud sound.
whoomph a sudden loud sound.
yammerer one who yammers.
zizzle to sizzle.