A Greek word referring to the imitation of nature or culture. Often used as a term to describe recognisibility, it is the opposite of abstract (Abstract SoundsSounds which we are unable to link with a specific source (Sound Source). When we hear Abstract Sounds we usually think about them as sounds in their own right; we do not hear the source that caused them (see also Musical Listening).Abstract Sounds). A mimetic sound, is similar to a sound from nature or human culture. For example: the way in which a flute might imitate a bird, or the way in which granualr textures might sounds like pebbles / rocks falling.