I like the term sound-alike and believe it should used. It is a common industry term, especially for production music libraries.
Producer: "Sigur Ros won't let us use Gobbledigook in our Lexus ad, can you get us a sound alike?
The term denotes, "I want it to evoke the same feeling and/or be recognized as similar to the example."
If the OP is asking, "How do I make my stuff sound just like this other guys?" they are trying figure out how to approach their [synth, guitar, gunshot, explosion, voice over, background ambience] in order to achieve the same sonic quality as the example that they are referring to.
But these questions are a slippery slope. I draw the line, and will down-vote / comment / flag a sound-alike post for review, when the OP is looking to be spoon-fed a plug-in preset that allows them to achieve their desired result.