The lexicon is not all that rich in sounds, and the first few words that may come to mind actually refer to noises: snap, crackle, pop, crash, boom, bang.
We can begin by calling music "loud" or "soft," but then we have to go off and borrow a little vocabulary from the other senses. Nobody has ever tasted sound, and yet we say that it is "sweet" like honey or "sharp" like cheddar. We "see" a bright or dark sound, and sound may be clear, blurred, cloudy, or colored. We "feel" sharp, soft, narrow, wide, full, and voluminous sound. Technicians have definitions for all sorts of different sounds: sounds lacking in overtones, present, contoured, nasal, and middle sounds, and most recently "musical sound." How about a little natural sound?
[The way to the Classical-CD]