rending, ripping, splitting
Meaning: resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree; "the tree split with a great ripping sound"; "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"
There was a slight rending sound.
They could look on life, death, and the rending of flesh with the same lack of interest and compassion.
There were the nursemaids--the babies--the beggars--the ragged urchins and the venders of the street, with their raucous cries rending the air.
Said Paul 'How bitterly I rue That fatal morning when I called! Consider, Peter, what you do! You won't be richer when you're bald! Think you, by rending curls away, To make your difficulties less? Forbear this violence, I pray: You do but add to my distress!'