I was going through a footpath there was a tree, suddenly that began falling but it waited for a moment , then it started falling, yet again it waited for a moment, then it started falling, like this it was constant for some moments. Finally the tree fell completely .

How was there the sound of falling the tree?

That tree all fell, waiting but if a tree falls without waiting, what would you call that sound too?

  • I am sorry, but I cannot understand your question. Are there words in your language for what you are looking for? Maybe someone on this site would understand. I can't think of a specific word for the sound of a tree falling, whether or not it falls immediately or one step at a time. Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 4:07
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    I am sorry, you are probably right about the rules. But I don't know any specific English words like this. You might say a tree "crashed down suddenly with a loud bang" or that a "tree groaned and creaked as it gradually fell." But I don't know if that helps. Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 4:16
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    I think that "crash" is the most common term. "A tree fell with a crash" is quite typical.
    – BobRodes
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 4:52
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    In English, there is no word for the sound a tree makes when falling. A good author will make do with some evocative onomatopoeia like "crash", "bang", "thud", "roar", etc. or else something more creative, "the tree fell with a sound like a train crash."
    – Andrew
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 6:24
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    Ziya, it's OK to mention the word from your native language if it helps explain the English word you are looking for. We are not a translation service, but we can help you find the idiomatic way to explain a concept in English. See this post on meta for more information: Is it ok ask for translation words?
    – ColleenV
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 12:43

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It seems like the tree would have made a number of different sounds as it fell.

When wood bends, it tends to "creak" and "groan."

When it bends too much, it "snaps" and "cracks."

Depending on how large the tree was, how fast it was falling, and what the ground was covered with, when it finally hit the ground, it may have landed with a "thud," a "bang," a "crash," a "boom."


"The sound of the falling tree" or "the sound of the tree falling" would describe the sound while the tree was falling. "The sound of a tree hitting the ground" would be the final sound.

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