martes, 10 de mayo de 2016

Vocabulary: Noise and sound

cry - noun [countable]     cry pronunciation in British English
/kraɪ/

Sound effect a loud expression of emotion, especially pain, fear, or happiness
cry of:a cry of pain/anguish
give/utter a cry:The horses gave a cry of alarm.

shriek - noun [countable]     shriek pronunciation in British English
/ʃriːk/

Sound effect a sound of someone shrieking

scream - noun [countable]     scream pronunciation in British English
/skriːm/

Sound effect a loud high noise that you make because you are hurt, frightened, or excited
He heard screams coming from the hotel lobby.
give/let out a scream:She gave a little scream of delight.

groan -noun [countable]     groan pronunciation in British English
/ɡrəʊn/

Sound effect a long low sound that a person makes, especially when they are in pain or unhappy

squeak - verb     squeak pronunciation in British English
/skwiːk/Word Forms

  1. [intransitive]Sound effect to make a short, high noise
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2. [intransitive/transitive] to speak in a high voice, especially because you are upset or excited

growl -verb     growl pronunciation in British English
/ɡraʊl/

Word Forms
  1. 1
    [intransitive]Sound effect if an animal growls, it makes a frightening or unfriendly low noise
    The dog growled at me.
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  2. [intransitive]Sound effect if thunder or a machine growls, it makes a low unpleasant noise
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  3. [intransitive/transitive] to say something in an unfriendly and angry way
    ‘I couldn’t care less,’ Ben growled.
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