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Pleasant, soft and gentle sounds

babble

noun

the gentle pleasant sound of water as it moves along in a river

burble

noun

a gentle sound like water flowing

fizzle

noun

a soft hissing sound

murmur

noun

a quiet continuous sound

pad

noun

a quiet sound made by someone walking with light regular steps

patter

noun

a series of short quiet sounds caused by something falling onto or hitting a surface or by someone walking or running

peep

noun

a very slight sound or noise

peep

noun

a short quiet high sound

pitter-patter

noun

a sound like the sound of rain falling on a hard surface

ripple

noun

a sound that gets gradually louder and then quieter

rustle

noun

the sound made by the movement of leaves, paper etc

rustling

noun

the sound that papers or leaves make, for example when the wind blows on them

whirr

another spelling of whir

whisper

noun

a quiet gentle sound

whoosh

noun

a sound like the sound of air or water moving very quickly

swish

noun

swoosh

noun

whir

noun

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