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Unit 10 - Vocabulary: Noise and sound - part 2


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fade away
to slowly disappear, lose importance, or become weaker: 'The voices became louder and closer and then *d * again.'
die down
If a sound or activity *s *, it becomes quieter or less obvious: 'It was several minutes before the applause *d *.'
rustle
If things such as paper or leaves *, or if you * them, they move about and make a soft, dry sound: 'The leaves *d in the breeze.' 'He *d his papers (= noisily moved them about) to hide his embarrassment.'
creak
When a door, floorboard, etc. *s, it makes a long low sound when it moves or is moved: 'The door *ed on its hinges.'
tinkle
to make a light ringing sound: 'Some small old-fashioned shops still have a bell which *s when you push the door open.'
chime
(of bells) to make a clear ringing sound: 'In the square the church bells *d.'
rowdy
noisy and possibly violent: 'a * party' ' * behaviour'