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Flor Araya

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of Vocabulary

The Rustle of the Leaves
The rustle is a soft, dry sound the leaves or paper make when they move and hit each other.
Wind/Wolves: Howl
A slight rustle of leaves on a summer's day.
I could hear the wind howling
on that winter day.
Chains: Rattle
It's a sound similar to a series of quickly repeated knocks chains make when they hit eachother.
Stars: Twinkle
It's when stars shine repeatedly strongly then weakly, as if flashing on and off very quickly
Lions/Crowd/Fire: Roar
As she looked into the sky she saw the stars twinkling brightly, and the smiling moon.
It's to make a long, loud, deep sound.
We could hear the lions roaring at the other end of the zoo.
Or to shout loudly.
" Stop that!" he roared.
A roaring fire has large flames and is sending out a lot of heat.
Thunder/Lorries: Rumble
It's to make a continuous low sound.
We could hear the rumble of distant thunders.
Waves/Rocks Music/Heart: Pound
It's to strike repeatedly with great force, as with an instrument.
- I was so scared that my heart was pounding off my chest.
- The waves were pounding against the cliff.
Sirens/Cats: Wail
It's to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness.
- Since I heard the sirens wailing, I realized the house next door was on fire.
- The kitten was wailing because it had a broken leg.
Staircase/Floorboards: Creak
When a door, floorboard, etc. creaks, it makes a long low sound when it moves or is moved
The wooden floor in my house creaks a lot!
Flames: Crackle
It's to make a lot of short, dry, sharp sounds
The logs crackled and popped in the fireplace.
Doors/Guns/Explosion: Bang
It's to (cause something to) make a sudden very loud noise or noises.
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