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to be all ears

être tout ouïe

his hearing is very acute

il a l'oreille fine

within/out of earshot

à portée/hors de portée de voix

to overhear a conversation

surprendre une conversation

to eavesdrop on a conversation

écouter une conversation en cachette

an eavesdropper

une oreille indiscète

to prick up one's ears

tendre l'oreille

to lend an ear to sth

prêter l'oreille à qqch

to listen for sth

guetter le bruit de

to stop up one's ears

se boucher les oreilles

to close one's ears to

faire la sourde oreille

audibly

distinctement

inaudible

imperceptible

noisily

bruyamment

noiseless

silencieux

quietness

la tranquilité

faint

faible

to muffle a sound

étouffer un bruit

loud

fort/sonore

deafening

assourdissant

a din

un vacarme

an uproar

un tumulte

shrill

aigu (voix, son)

high-pitched

aigu (note)

to jar

faire un bruit discordant

piercing

perçant

low

grave (note)

deep

grave (voix, son)

a sound hollow

sonner creux

to tinkle

tinter (clochette)

to jingle

tinter (monnaie)

to chink

tinter (verres)

to peal

carilloner

a peal of bells

un carillon

to ring

retentir

to ring out

retentir (cris)

to boom

retentir (voix)

to resound with sth

retentir de qqch

to screech

grincer (freins)

to grate

grincer (objet metallique)

a screech

un grincement

to grind one's teeth

grincer des dents

to shriek

hurler

to wail

hurler (sirène)

to blare

hurler (radio)

to clink

cliqueter (vaisselle, clés)

a clink

un cliquetis

to clank

cliqueter (chaîne)

to clatter

cliqueter (talons)

to click

faire clic

a click

un déclic

to crunch

crisser (gravier)

a crunch

un crissement (gravier)

to squeal

crisser (pneus)

to rattle

faire un bruit de feraille (véhicule)

to crackle

crépiter (feu)

to rattle

crépiter (mitrailleuse)

to sizzle

grésiller (friture)

to crackle

grésiller (radio)

to crash

se fracasser

a crash

un fracas

to come crashing down

tomber avec fracas

crash ! bang !

patatras !

to bang

claquer (porte, volet)

a bang

un claquement

to snap

claquer (corde qui casse)

to crack

claquer (fouet)

to flap

claquer (drapeau, voile)

to click one's heels

claquer des talons

to crackle

craquer (feuilles mortes)

to squeak

craquer (chaussures)

to creak

bois

to rustle

bruire

a rustle

un bruissement

to explode

exploser

a bang

une détonation

to backfire

pétarader

to go pop

faire pan

to snore

ronfler (personne)

to roar

ronflr (feu, moteur)

to whirr

vrombir

a whirr

un vrombissement

to hiss

siffler (vapeur, serpent)

to whistle

siffler (personne, vent, balle)

to moan

gémir (vent, personne)

a moan

un gémissement

to creak

gémir (planche)

to rumble

gronder (train, tonnerre, canon)

to lap

clapoter

the lapping of the waves

le clapotement des vagues

to gurgle

gargouiller

a gurgle

un gargouillis

to babble

babiller (ruisseau, bébé)

the babbling of the brook

le babil du ruisseau

to feel a draught

sentir un courant d'air

numb

engourdi

to go numb

s'engourdir

aware of sth

conscient de qqch

unaware of sth

inconscient de qqch

to experience sth

érprouver qqch

sensory

sensoriel

sensuous

sensuel

sensuousness

la sensualité

discernible

discernable

detectable

décelable

a stimulus

un stimulus

rough/smooth to the touch

rugueux/doux au toucher

to handle

manipuler

to rub

frotter

to brush against sth

frotter qqch

to pat

tapoter joue

to tap

tapoter objet

to squeeze

presser

to tickle

chatouiller

ticklish

chatouilleux

smooth

lisse

downy

duveteux

slippery

glissant

slimy

visqueux

greasy

graisseux

moist

humide

sticky

poisseux

clammy

moite

coarse

rude

uneven

irrégulier

rough

rugueux

to sample

déguster

to have a discerning palate

avoir le palais fin

it has a sweet/sour taste

ca a un gout sucré/aigre

appetizing

appétissant

mouth-watering

alléchant

luscious

succulent

palatable

agréable au gout

tasteless

sans gout

bland

fade

unpalatable

désagréable au gout

cloying

ecoeurant

acrid

âpre

peppery

poivré

bitter

amer

bitter-sweet

aigre-doux

sour

aigre

pungent

piquant

to sniff at sth

renifler qqch

scent

parfum fleur

heady

capiteux

pervasive

pénétrant

nasty-smelling

maldorant

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