Attached to culture. For example, in Poe's poem The Bells,Originally Posted by bmo
"tinkling" = sleigh bells;
"clanging" = fire bells;
"chiming" = wedding bells;
"tolling," "moaning," and "groaning" = funeral bells.
If someone from a non-English speaking background/culture were to read Poe's The Bells, s/he may not get the connections; those connections are part of the culture.