What words to use describe the sound of rain?
We had terrific rains this morning in Chicago, the kind that darken the sky at eight in the morning. Since I love the sound of rain, I started to think about words that capture that sound: That pitter patter on the pavement, that pouring out of the rooftop spout, that drumming on the window. Listen in here to a “sound sculpture” of falling rain if you feel like it.
Needless to say, this is one of my exercises in writing with the senses, in helping us create a three-dimensional world with words, especially through strong verbs.
Here’s my beginning list of rain sounds, but please help me out and add to it: