to Describe Properties
Words to describe properties observed through seeing.
bright, dull, shiny, dazzle, dingy, sparkle, wavy, gnarled, smooth, rough, cloudy, transparent, translucent, opaque, clear, shady, light, dark, dreary, crooked, flashing, narrow, wide, wrinkled, blinking, vibrating, moving, still, fast, slow, glowing, jagged, sharp
bright dull shiny dazzle dingy sparkle wavy gnarled smooth rough cloudy transparent translucent opaque clear shady light dark dreary crooked flashing narrow wide wrinkled blinking vibrating moving still fast slow glowing jagged sharp
Words to describe properties observed through touching.
smooth, rough, bumpy, sticky, soft, hard, solid, firm, cool, cold, warm, slimy, slippery, freezing, damp, prickly, sharp, wet, light, weight, heavy, crisp, hot, tickle, dry, furry, jagged, crunchy, scalding, sandy, pointy
smooth rough bumpy sticky soft hard solid firm cool cold warm slimy slippery freezing damp prickly sharp wet light weight heavy weight crisp hot tickle dry furry jagged crunchy scalding sandy pointy
Words to describe properties observed through listening.
rattle, cry, shriek, crash, bang, boom, snap, crackle, pop, fizz, ping, pong, ding, dong, singing, splash, drip, squeak, sqwack, squeal, gasp, creak, croak, chirp, roar, buzz, whispers
rattle cry shriek crash bang boom snap crackle pop fizz ping pong ding dong singing splash drip squeak sqwack squeal gasp creak croak chirp roar buzz whispers
Words to describe properties observed through smelling.
smoky, musty, damp, acrid, sweet, sour, grassy, woody, fresh, outdoorsy, hospital, alcoho, pungent, rotten, spicy, sweaty, skunky, burnt
smoky musty damp acrid sweet sour grassy woody fresh outdoorsy hospital alcohol pungent rotten spicy sweaty skunky burnt
Words to describe properties observed through tasting.
sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, peppery, savory, rich, salty, hot, medium, cool, crunchy ,creamy, cold, fizzy, juicy, dry, slimy ,goushy, tasty
sweet sour salty bitter spicy peppery savory rich salty hot medium cool crunchy creamy cold fizzy juicy dry slimy goushy tasty
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