Name That Noise

Do you hear your car making a weird noise but need help figuring it out?

Take a look at the "Name That Noise" sheets to determine what it sounds like. 

 

Noise Name

Sounds Like…

Banging

Slamming a wooden screen door

Bonging

Striking a large gong

Booming

Distant Thunder

 

Buzzing

A swarm of bees

 

Chafing

Rubbing dry hands together

Chattering

Windshield wipers sweeping a dry windshield

Chirping

A cricket calling

Clacking

A  railroad  car rolling down a track

Clanging

A cow bell or dinner bell ringing

Clanking

Dropping a heavy wrench on a concrete floor

Clapping

Patting your hands together

 

Clashing

Striking a pair of cymbals together

Clattering

Dropping wood blocks on a concrete floor

Clicking

Flipping a light switch on and off

Clinking

Empty bottles hitting each other

Clunking

Slamming a heavy wooden door

Cracking

A tree branch snapping loose

Noise Name

Sounds Like…

Crackling

Logs burning in a fireplace

Creaking

Swinging open a rusty-hinged gate

Croaking

A bullfrog calling

Crunching

Walking on gravel

Droning

A small plane flying in the distance

Drumming

Nervous fingers tapping on a desk

Fluttering

A flag flapping in the wind

Gating

Raking a shovel over pavement

Grinding

A garbage disposal running

Groaning

Stepping on old floorboards

Growling

A guard dog ready to attack

Gurgling

Water going down a bathtub drain

Hissing

Air leaking from a tire

Hooting

An owl calling

Howling

Wind blowing through an open door

Humming

A high-voltage transformer at work

Jingling

Loose coins in your pocket

Noise Name

Sounds Like…

Knocking

Rapping your knuckles on a wooden door

Moaning

Blowing across the mouth of an empty jug

Oil-canning

Flexing a metal gasoline can

Pattering

Rain drops hitting a window pane

Pinging

Marbles rolling around in a can

Popping

Opening a champagne bottle

Pounding

Slamming your fist on a desk top

Rapping

A gravel striking a sound block

Rattling

Shaking a box of loose candy

Roaring

A raging river

Rumbling

Clothes in a dryer

Scratching

Rubbing two pieces of sandpaper

together

Screeching

Running your fingernails across a chalkboard

Slapping

Hitting the water with the flat side of an oar

Squeaking

Walking across a hardwood floor with wet shoes

Squealing

Tires making a hard, fast turn

Ticking

A mechanical clock keeping time

Whining

A distant siren

Whistling

A tea kettle at full boil

Zapping

A short, quick buzz