Vocabulary related with senses: describing what you hear, smell, taste & feel.
- Clash– sharp, loud noise of collision. Example: Clash of cymbals.
- Crunch – sound of biting food with teeth. Example: I could hear her crunching on chips.
- Chuckle – to laugh quietly. Example:
- Howl – sound of cry, bark, yelp. Example: She howled in deep pain.
- Rumble – a continuous deep, resonant sound. Example: I woke up today with the rumble of thunder.
- Sizzle – a hissing sound as of food frying or cooking. Example: As soon as the vegetables began to sizzle in the pan I added spices to it.
- Slurp – drink or eat something with a loud sucking noise. Example: Some elders slurp their tea or coffee.
- Musty – having a stale or damp smell. Example: it’s hard to breathe in a musty room.
- Fresh – (of food) not frozen or preserved. Example: The fruits were kept fresh in the refrigerator.
- Fragrant – having a pleasant or sweet smell. Example: The flowers were fragrant & beautiful.
- Foul – disgusting or dirty smell. Example: We must never keep foul garbage.
- Acrid – bitter or pungent. Example: The acrid smell of a dead rat in the house made everyone uncomfortable.
- Pungent – sharp and strong smell. Example: When I was baking a pizza, the pungent smell of melting cheese made everyone hungry.
- Sweet – pleasant or delightful. Example: I love the sweet smell of fresh roses.
- Rancid – smelling unpleasant as a result of being old and stale. Example: The oil went rancid as it was not used for five years.
- Noxious – harmful and unpleasant. Example: The noxious smell of gas in the plant polluted the environment.
- Touch/Feel –
- Smooth – a flat, regular surface free of lumps. Example: There are no smooth highways in their city.
- Frosty – cold. Example: The glass slipped from his hands in winters as it was very frosty.
- Feathery – extremely light or soft. Example: Ananya’s hands have a feathery touch.
- Slimy – covered with a thick wet unpleasant substance. Example:
- Sticky – designed to stick to things on contact. Example: He threw the sticky pamphlets on the floor.
- Velvety – having a smooth, soft feel. Example: His velvety hug healed me of my pain and sorrows.
- Damp – slightly wet. Example: After cleaning her face with a damp towel, she felt refreshed.
- Rough – having an uneven or irregular surface, rocky, stony. Example: I have cut the rough edges of the paper.
- Tangy – having a strong sharp taste. Example: I liked the pasta that was baked in tangy sauce.
- Succulent – tender, juicy & tasty. Example: I found the dish to be succulent and asked for one more.
- Acidic – sour or sharp taste. Example: She got saliva in her mouth due to the acidic flavor of the fruit.
- Bitter – not sweet. Example: Some people drink the juice of bitter gourd though it’s too bitter in taste.
- Sugary – containing much sugar. Example: Children generally like sugary biscuits.
- Full-bodied – rich & satisfying in flavor. Example: He had a glass of full-bodied beer.
- Zesty – highly flavoured or spicy. Example: The chicken dish they had was so zesty as so many herbs were added to it.
- Zingy – sharply piquant. Example: She says the lemon juice is zingy and fresh.
Written by Monica
Wabs Talk Team