III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

2. Sensation; special sensation; sound; sound in general

Faintness.

[Antonyms: loudness.]

[Nouns] faintness; faint sound, whisper, breath; undertone, underbreath; murmur, hum, susurration; tinkle; "still small voice".

hoarseness; raucity.

[Verbs] whisper, breathe, murmur, purl, hum, gurgle, ripple, babble, flow; tinkle; mutter (speak imperfectly) [more]; susurrate.

steal on the ear; melt in the air, float on the air.

[Adjectives] inaudible; scarcely audible, just audible; low, dull; stifled, muffled; hoarse, husky; gentle, soft, faint; floating; purling, flowing; whispered; liquid; soothing; dulcet (melodious) [more]; susurrant, susurrous.

[Adverbs] in a whisper, with bated breath, sotto voce, between the teeth, aside; piano, pianissimo; a la sourdine; out of earshot; inaudibly

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