Sensory information is as important to prose as colors are to painting: to create a vivid picture in the reader's mind by describing what a bystander at the scene would have gathered through his or her human senses.
While writing, however, we often struggle for the correct word that would best describe what we want to show. It is not that we do not know the word. The word is very much part of our normal vocabulary but slips out of our writing toolkit just when it is needed. So it makes sense to keep a list of words commonly used words handy.
The five senses are taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell
To start off, below is a list of commonly encountered sounds.
clacking(wooden spool against brick wall)
jingling (ornaments, coins)
plink (of dripping water )
plop (raindrops against window)
sloshing (coffee, water)
whirring (fan blades)
yelping (wolf/dog in distress)