Onomatopoeic Words

Onomatopoeia is the process of creating a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the sound that it describes. Many onomatopoeic words can be verbs as well as nouns. By adding -ing, you can also turn them into adjectives.

A: achoo, ahem

B: babble, bang, bark, bawl, beep, belch, bellow, bing, blast, blare, bleat, bloop, blub, bong, bonk, boo, boom, bubble, bump, burp, burr, buzz

C: Cackle, chatter, cheep, chime, chirp, chirrup, chitter, clacklety-clack, clank, clap, clash, clattter, click, clickety-clack, crackle, crash, creak, crinkle

D: ding, dribble, drip, drum

E: echo, eek,

F: fizz, fizzle, flap, flutter

G: gallap, gargle, gasp, gibber, glub, gnash, gnaw, gobble, grate, drind, groan, growl, grr, grumble, grunt, gulp, gurgle, gush, gust

H: hiccup, hiss, honk, hoot, howl, huff, hum, hush

J: Jingle, knock



M: meow, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter

N: neigh

O: Oink

P: pant, peel, peep, pitter-patter, plop, plunk, pop, poof, pulse, purr

Q: quack

R: rap, rasp, rattle, ring, rip, roar, rumble, rush, rustle

S: Scissor, scream, screech, scratch, scrunch, scurry, shriek, shuffle, shush, sizzle, slam, slash, slither, slurp, smack, smash, snap, snarl, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snip, snore, snort, snuffle, sob, splash, splat, splatter, splish, sploosh, splutter, spray, sputter, squawk, squeak, squeal, squelch, squish, stamp, stomp, strum, swash, swish, swoosh

T: throb, thud, thump, thunder, tinkle, trickle, titter, toot, trumpet, twitter

V: vroom

W: wail, wallop, whack, whiff, whimper, whisper, whistle, whoosh, weeping, wailing,

Y: yawn, yahoo, yabber, yammer, yap, yelp, yowl

Z: zap, zing, zip, zonk, zoom