By necessity, visual phenomena have abstract descriptions. The word yellow is only linked to the actual color because our teachers told us so. Sounds are easier to describe. Because language is sound, the most expedient way of getting your meaning across is through mimicry.
I was wondering whether anyone had ever come up with an abstract description of an auditory phenomenon that stuck in the community as the de facto term to describe that sound. A word for a sound that is not an onomatopoeia for that sound.
I gave it ten minutes and gave up so I decided to crowdsource the question.