Which word is best -
Context: X-files fanfiction; Mulder gets a phonecall when he is arguing with Scully:
"The sound of Mulder’s [---] put an end to their argument."
This is silly, I know...... but as I am writing this thing, I should probably pay attention to the details. I just can't remember right now (as if I haven't watched so much TV in my life!) which alternative is used more. Maybe it doesn't matter at all?