20 January 2016

Words to Describe Sounds

As I am back in writing mode, I shall begin to post these sorts of lists more often. Today I thought it a good idea to publish a list of words used to describe many, everyday sounds, which are often heard but no one hardly ever pays attention to. I tried to keep this list in alphabetical order, but please forgive any slip-up that might have sneaked in. Hope you find this list useful, and feel free to add your own in the comment section!

- Bang
- Bark
- Beep
- Blast
- Boom
- Buzz
- Chime
- Chirp
- Clang
- Clap
- Click
- Crackle
- Crash
- Creak
- Drip
- Drumming
- Fizz
- Grating
- Grinding
- Groan
- Growl
- Grumble
- Gurgle
- Hiss
- Howl
- Hum
- Jingle
- Knock
- Moan
- Murmur
- Patter
- Peep
- Pop
- Pounding
- Purr
- Rattle
- Ring
- Roar
- Rumble
- Rustle
- Screech
- Shriek
- Sizzle
- Snap
- Splash
- Squeak
- Squish
- Swish
- Tap
- Thud
- Tick-Tock
- Wheeze
- Whine
- Whisper
- Whistle
- Yapping
- Yelp

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Piper is the author of military lifestyle books and RV travel journals. When she isn't busy typing away on her computer, she can be found chasing after her furry children or holding on tightly to a good cup of coffee. Follow her on LinkedInFacebookGoodreads and Google+.


  1. Great list - thanks

  2. Have you seen the books by Angela Ackerman? She came out with "The Emotions Thesaurus" "The Negative Traits Thesaurus" and "The Positive Traits Thesaurus." Very handy references. I could see your list expanded into a similar book. Thanks!

  3. I have not seen those books, but they do sound like very handy references.
    Thank you, Susan, I haven't thought about putting these lists into a book format, but it's a neat idea! =)

  4. Your list is great!
    I can truly say that as I go throughout the day, sounds is not something that I pay a lot of attention too.
    Thanks for bringing this thought to my attention.

  5. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. =)