Onomatopoeia

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  1. ahem
    the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat
  2. balk
    refuse to comply
  3. bam
    a sudden very loud noise
  4. bang
    the swift release of a store of affective force
  5. bark
    the sound made by a dog
  6. bash
    hit hard
  7. bawl
    cry loudly
  8. beep
    a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
  9. belch
    expel gas from the stomach
  10. bellow
    make a loud noise, as of an animal
  11. blare
    make a loud noise
  12. bleat
    the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  13. bling
    flashy, ostentatious jewelry
  14. blub
    cry or whine with snuffling
  15. blurt
    utter impulsively
  16. bong
    a dull resonant sound as of a bell
  17. boom
    a deep prolonged loud noise
  18. bubble
    a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  19. bump
    an impact (as from a collision)
  20. buzz
    the sound of rapid vibration
  21. caw
    utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens
  22. chant
    a repetitive song in which syllables are assigned to a tone
  23. chatter
    talk socially without exchanging too much information
  24. cheep
    the short weak cry of a young bird
  25. chirp
    a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
  26. chitter
    make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
  27. chug
    make a dull, explosive sound
  28. clang
    a loud resonant repeating noise
  29. clang
    a loud resonant repeating noise
  30. clatter
    a rattling noise
  31. click
    a short light metallic sound
  32. clink
    a short light metallic sound
  33. cluck
    the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
  34. clunk
    a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
  35. coo
    the sound made by a pigeon
  36. crackle
    make a crackling sound
  37. crash
    break violently or noisily
  38. crawl
    move slowly
  39. croak
    a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
  40. crow
    utter shrill sounds like a rooster
  41. crunch
    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
  42. dawdle
    hang or fall in movement, progress, development, etc.
  43. ding
    a ringing sound
  44. ding-dong
    the noise made by a bell
  45. drip
    flowing in drops
  46. drone
    make a monotonous low dull sound
  47. drum
    a musical percussion instrument
  48. fizz
    become bubbly or frothy or foaming
  49. flick
    throw or toss with a quick motion
  50. flutter
    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
  51. giggle
    laugh nervously
  52. glug
    make a gurgling sound as of liquid issuing from a bottle
  53. gnash
    grind together
  54. gobble
    eat hastily without proper chewing
  55. growl
    utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
  56. grunt
    issue a low, animal-like noise
  57. gurgle
    make sounds similar to bubbling water
  58. gush
    flow forth in a sudden stream or jet
  59. hack
    chop or cut away
  60. hee-haw
    a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
  61. hiccup
    (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
  62. hiss
    make a sharp, elongated "s" sound
  63. honk
    the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  64. hum
    sing with closed lips
  65. itch
    an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
  66. jangle
    make a sound typical of metallic objects
  67. knock
    deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
  68. lickety split
    without delay
  69. meander
    move or cause to move in a winding or curving course
  70. meow
    the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
  71. mew
    cry like a cat
  72. mewl
    cry weakly or softly
  73. moo
    make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
  74. mumble
    talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
  75. murmur
    a low continuous indistinct sound
  76. neigh
    make a sound characteristic of a horse
  77. nicker
    make a soft sound characteristic of a horse
  78. oink
    the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
  79. ping
    a sharp high-pitched resonant sound
  80. pipe
    a hollow cylindrical shape
  81. plonk
    set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
  82. plop
    drop something with a plopping sound
  83. plunk
    set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
  84. purr
    a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
  85. quack
    the harsh sound of a duck
  86. quack
    the harsh sound of a duck
  87. rattle
    make a series of short, loud sounds
  88. retch
    make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  89. rip
    tear or be torn violently
  90. roar
    make a loud noise, as of an animal
  91. rumble
    utter or emit low, dull, resonant sounds
  92. rustle
    make a dry crackling sound
  93. scrape
    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
  94. scream
    utter a sudden loud cry
  95. shuffle
    walk by dragging one's feet
  96. shush
    silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'
  97. sizzle
    make a sound like frying fat
  98. slap
    a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
  99. slash
    cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
  100. slurp
    eat or drink noisily
  101. smack
    a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
  102. snarl
    utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
  103. sniff
    perceive by inhaling through the nose
  104. snip
    sever or remove by pinching or snipping
  105. snort
    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  106. splash
    cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
  107. splat
    a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair
  108. sputter
    spit up in an explosive manner
  109. squawk
    make a harsh, abrupt noise
  110. squeak
    make a high-pitched, screeching noise
  111. squeal
    utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
  112. squelch
    suppress or crush completely
  113. squirt
    cause to come out in a squirt
  114. squish
    put into a container by means of a squirting action
  115. swish
    move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
  116. swoosh
    the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid
  117. thud
    a heavy, dull sound
  118. thump
    a heavy dull sound
  119. tinkle
    make or emit a high sound
  120. toot
    a blast of a horn
  121. trill
    a note that alternates with another note a semitone above it
  122. trudge
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  123. tsk
    utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
  124. tut
    utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
  125. twang
    a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
  126. tweet
    a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  127. twitter
    make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
  128. vroom
    the roaring sound made by a motor that is running at high speed
  129. wail
    a cry of sorrow and grief
  130. warble
    sing or play with trills
  131. whack
    the act of hitting vigorously
  132. whack
    the act of hitting vigorously
  133. wham
    hit hard
  134. wheeze
    the act of breathing with a husky or whistling sound
  135. whine
    a complaint uttered in a plaintive way
  136. whinny
    the characteristic sounds made by a horse
  137. whip
    an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash
  138. whirr
    sound of something in rapid motion
  139. whisper
    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
  140. whizz
    move along very quickly
  141. whoop
    a loud hooting cry of joy or excitement
  142. woof
    the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  143. yap
    bark in a high-pitched tone
  144. yelp
    a sharp high-pitched cry
  145. yowl
    a loud wail or cry
  146. zap
    a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
  147. zing
    the activeness of an energetic personality
  148. zip
    forceful exertion
  149. zoom
    the act of rising upward into the air
  150. snicker
    laugh quietly
Created on July 24, 2012 (updated July 24, 2012)

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