Hard to give examples, as if I'm able to do it, I won't be asking this, but consider some sounds made by the tongue.

I'm giving examples of sounds which CAN be written to give you an idea: Dog growling - Grrrrr Sneezing - Aaccchhhhoooo

I need a word for sounds which can't be written.

  • You could check in OED for 'vocalisable' then add the prefix non- if it's there. But that would only give you a dodgy premodifier. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 10 '18 at 7:57
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    Please describe some of the sounds - e.g. the sound of cards being shuffled rather than the onomatopoeic shoop shoop or trrr. – Lawrence Mar 10 '18 at 8:18

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