65 Words That Describe Sights, Smells, Sounds, Textures, and Tastes

For English learners, finding the words to describe an experience in writing or in conversation can be challenging. To help you in your English learning journey, we've compiled this list of 65 words you can use to describe the sights, sounds, and more of your everyday life.

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sight
beautiful, blinding, bright, clear, dark, dim, drab, hideous, luminous, pale, scary, shiny, sparkly, ugly
smell
citrusy, earthy, flowery, fresh, fruity, minty, pungent, smoky, sour, stale, stinky, sweet, woody
sound
booming, buzzing, clanging, crunching, echoing, loud, melodic, screeching, shrill, ticking, whispering, yelling
texture
coarse, cold, damp, flaky, fuzzy, rough, scaly, sharp, slimy, smooth, soft, sticky, warm
taste
acidic, bitter, creamy, fresh, mild, salty, savory, seasoned, sour, spicy, sweet, syrupy, zesty

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