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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #63079: Sounds and noises
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    Sounds and noises

    A sound is what you hear or can be heard while a noise is a sound,especially a loud or unpleasant one.

    Below you'll find noises and sounds people or things can make.


    things making the sound

    verb of the sound (v)

    name of the sound (n)

    a door that needs oiling

     a wooden floor, a stair when a pressure is put on it


    to creak


    a bacon, a drop of water or butter on a hot frying pan


    to sizzle


    leaves, clothes or papers when rubbed against each other


    to rustle


    a bomb, a gun


    to bang


    a clock or a watch


    to tick


    a cat when caressed

    a well-tuned car engine


    to purr


    car tyres when one brakes suddenly


    to screech


    a heavy object hitting something else or falling on the ground


    to thud


    bell, keys in a pocket


    to jingle


    a bar of soap falling into the full bath tub, a drop of water


    to plop


    champagne cork coming out


    to pop


    little bells, wine glasses


    to tinkle

    tinkle (light ringing sounds)

    a light being switched on


    to click


    kettle lid shaking while water boiling

    window in the wind


    to rattle


    chair dragged across the floor


    to scrape


    a fridge, a factory machine


    to hum


    ocean hitting the rocks, when you jump into the river


    to splash


    wood burning in fire


    to crackle

    crackle, crackling

    sound people make when moaning

    a dog asking for food

    a vacuum cleaner


    to whine



    rubber sole of shoes on shiny floor

    car tyres in a car park


    to squeak


    a car, thunder or a lion

    an audience's laughter


    to roar


    footsteps, rain on the roof

    to patter


    *pitter-patter(adv): with quick light beats or steps



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    1. I was having my coffee on the balcony as his Rolls-Royce along the road.

    2. All of a sudden the big sack of potatoes to the ground.

    3. The beaver slid down the short waterfall, .

    4. Josh couldn't sleep with the clock.

    5. Mum said : 'Stop or you won't get any candy at all!'

    6. My heart went pitter-patter hearing the of his footsteps upstairs.

    7. The train to a halt.

    8. A rat and ran into the bushes.

    9. In the sitting-room a fire was heating up our frozen toes.

    10. Busy the newspapers for the match results I couldn't hear Dan calling.

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