Euphonious or Horrisonous?
What are some lesser used or unusual words relating to sound?
Incoming. You’ll note that, for some of the words below, I’ve only included their sound-related meanings.
Rough sound. Harsh tone.
A thrumming, humming, endlessly buzzing sound.
A rumbling of the intestines as gas passes through.
To argue loudly for all to hear.
A cacophonous band. A parade of people banging asynchronously on make-shift instruments.
Sweet, pleasing sounds.
When a small bird chirps, chirps, and chirps some more.
An incessant, loud sound, particularly of something hitting metal.
Rattling ruckus. The jarring noise that comes from hard objects – like dishes – hitting against each other.
A sound that overpowers another sound.
Georgia O’Keefe. Music Pink and Blue #2. 1918
To burst or blow up with a loud noise.
Melodious. A delight to the ear.
To jeer or laugh mockingly.
The chirping of birds or insects.
To cavort here and there with great enthusiasm and lots of noise.
An extraordinarily loud horn, such as those used on old-school emergency vehicles.
To engage in (more) loud, over-the-top partying.
A device to aid hearing.
Plaintive, loud, melancholic.
Georgia O’Keefe. Blue and Green Music. 1921
A deep-sounding reverberation. A reoccurring bellow.
To repeat or reply in sharp, low sounds.
To pluck strings or strike an instrument to make a musical sound.
An alarmingly loud scream.
Extremely loud speaking or sounding.
A cry or uproar.
Whispering or murmuring.
A pleasant mingling of sounds, harmonious.
To practice a musical instrument
Header Art: Georgia O’Keefe. Music Pink and Blue #1.