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How do I talk about the sound that leaves make when they break?
Leaves crumbling down by footstep, or leaves in someone's hand being crushed.

  1. It's the leaf breaking sound.
  2. It's the leaves breaking sound.
  3. It's the sound of leaves breaking.

Are any of these correct? Do I have to say differently?

  • I am not sure what you mean, Joe Kim. How are the leaves breaking? Are the leaves on the tree, or breaking off the tree, or already on the ground? – JavaLatte Sep 10 '16 at 17:21
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    Leaves crumbling down by footstep, or leaves in someone's hand being crushed. – Joe Kim Sep 10 '16 at 17:40
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    Dry, fallen leaves make a rustling or crunching sound when you walk through them. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 10 '16 at 18:06
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    Ok then, option 3 is the correct way of expressing it, but replace 'breaking' with one of the words that Færd has suggested below. – JavaLatte Sep 10 '16 at 18:09
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    My answer was irrelevant; sorry. My suggestions were scrunch, and the two that TRomano has already given. – Færd Sep 10 '16 at 18:38
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The sound you hear when you are walking on dried leaves is a crunching, crackling sound. CRUNCHING SOUND made by walking on leaves

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