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Adjectives (12)
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raucous, strident
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
fricative, continuant, sibilant, spirant, strident
adj. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous
adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
Fuzzynyms (26)
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noisy
adj. attracting attention by showiness or bright colors; "a noisy sweater"
blaring, blasting
adj. unpleasantly loud and penetrating; "the blaring noise of trumpets"; "shut our ears against the blasting music from his car radio"
blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous
adj. conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"
deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery
adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
unresolved, dissonant
adj. characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
incompatible
adj. not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
vocal
adj. full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
loud
adj. characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery
adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
raucous, strident
adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
helter-skelter, pell-mell
adj. with undue hurry and confusion; "a helter-skelter kind of existence with never a pause"; "a pell-mell dash for the train"
vocal
adj. full of the sound of voices; "a playground vocal with the shouts and laughter of children"
Synonyms (52)
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cackly, squawky
adj. like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
croaky, guttural
adj. like the sounds of frogs and crows; "a guttural voice"; "acres of guttural frogs"
jarring
adj. making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy
adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
gruff, hoarse, husky
adj. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
jangling, jangly
adj. like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together; "cowboys with jangling spurs"
shrill
adj. of colors that are bright and gaudy; "a shrill turquoise"
rending, ripping, splitting
adj. resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
screaming, shrieking
adj. emitting or resembling loud piercing sounds like screams: "a screaming fury of sound"; "shrieking winds"
palatal, palatalized, palatalised
adj. produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
boisterous, obstreperous
adj. aggressively noisy: "obstreperous children"
abuzz, buzzing
adj. noisy like the sound of a bee; "the room was abuzz over the latest scandal"
clangorous, clanging
adj. having a loud resonant metallic sound; "the clangorous locomotive works"; "a clanging gong"
clattery
adj. a rattling sound as of hard things striking together; "a clattery typewriter"; "the clattery sound of dishes"
clinking
adj. like the light sharp ringing sound of glasses being tapped
crackling, snapping
adj. having a series of sharp noises as of a wood fire burning: "wished to get out of hearing of the crackling shots"
creaky, screaky
adj. having a rasping or grating sound; "creaky stairs"
hissing
adj. like a sustained `s': "`hissing' is the sound a snake makes"
jingling, jingly
adj. having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells; "jingling sleigh bells"
rackety, rip-roaring, uproarious
adj. uncontrollably noisy
reedy, wheezy
adj. having a tone of a reed instrument
stertorous
adj. of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
swishy
adj. resembling a sustained `sh' or soft whistle; "swishing windshield wipers"; "a swishy skirt"
tinkling, tinkly
adj. like the short high ringing sound of a small bell; "sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal"
tinny
adj. thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance; "an unpleasant tinny voice"
whining
adj. long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying
whirring
adj. like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings
Antonyms (3)
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quiet
adj. free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
stilly
adj. (poetic) still or calm; "in the stilly night"
soft-spoken
adj. having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh; "she was always soft-spoken"
strident
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