Written Sound
Onomatopoeia Dictionary
Words that sound like the thing they mean: Imitative words. From the Greek "onoma" (name) and "poiein" (to make)


Fox vocalization. Rarely heard guttural chattering with occasional yelps and howls, mostly heard when animals are in close proximity to one another. Popular Science

ah uh ah uh

sound of a dog panting. Find more panting dog sounds. ref

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dog barking (Doggies by Sandra Boynton) More dog vocalizations


dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations


the sound made by a wolf, when howling



Sound uttered by a person choking. Also gak, argh, gasp

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sheep vocalization



large family of bird species. Example: the gray-crowned babbler (Australia), also sometimes called the yahoo, after one of its calls. The name babbler or chatterer may come from the birds' continuous raucous babbling/chattering when in groups. about this bird

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elephant vocalization, trumpeting



verb for dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations



to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly. From baulare (Medieval Latin) or baula (Old Norse), imitative origin.

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dog vocalization (in the poem Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton: "... Don John's hunting, and his hounds have bayed ...". Find more dog vocalizations



bird , automobile horn, or computer generated tone. "Beep beep!" is also the signature call of the Road Runner character (a bird) in the Looney Tunes cartoons. Find more tones

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(Anthornis melanura) bird species found in New Zealand. Maori language name Korimako. The bellbird forms a significant component of the famed New Zealand dawn chorus of bird song that was much noted by early European settlers. It has a bell-like song. about this bird

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1. to utter or play loudly or harshly, 2. the natural cry of a sheep, goat or calf 3. to talk complainingly or in a whining tone of voice



The sound of sticking your tongue out. Often used in cat pictures on the internet, showing a cat with tongue sticking out.

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any of a genus (Colinus) of quail; especially : a popular game bird (C. virginianus) of eastern and central North America having mottled chiefly reddish-brown plumage

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bird species named by their typical call. about this bird

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1. deep, hollow sound, explosion. Find more explosion words 2. verb for the sound produced by the (male) bittern, a bird species, to attract the females and establish their territory. each male has a unique voice. the boom of the male bittern is the lowest-pitched and the most far-carrying song produced by any European bird. it is written as "oonk-a-lunk" or "punk-er-lunk" and can be heard up to 5 km away in the right weather conditions. about this bird

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A light tap or bump on the nose in a cute way. This word is an ideophone, meaning that it evokes the idea of sound to describe phenomena that do not necessarily have sound. While not technically onomatopoeia, it is used like onomatopoeia. know your meme

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the rumbling sound produced by the movement of gas through the intestines of animals, including humans. Stomach growling.

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dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations



bullfrog vocalization (When the fireflies come by Jonathan London).

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to utter the characteristic loud harsh cry of a donkey


brekekekex, koax, koax

(Ancient Greek) frog . Features in Aristophanes' comedy Batrachoi ("The Frogs", (405 BCE) - as translated by Matthew Dillon. The phrase was also used by Hans Christian Andersen, in the fairy tale Tommeliden ("Thumbelina", 1835)



A bumblebee (also spelled as bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. They are characterized by are characterised by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. Etymonline: 1520s, replacing M.E. humbul-be, alt. by assoc. with M.E. bombeln "to boom, buzz," echoic, from PIE base *kem "to hum," echoic.


1. a sibilant humming sound, like a bee (also: bzzz, hum) 2. the sound of a buzzer 3. a confusion of activity and gossip, chatter, talk. Also used as a verb "the bees were buzzing", "he buzzed a servant"

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sound of a flying insect



sound made by a crow


1. the sound made by a hen after laying an egg, 2. talking in a cackling manner, probably has partial imitative origin

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to make a harsh cry (like a cat in heat). More cat sounds

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bird , usually a raven or crow

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bird species name, see plain chachalaca

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to converse easily and familiarly. also a name for small birds, such as the warbler

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quick repeated sounds (by birds or humans)

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1. a person who chatters 2. common name for bird species, see babbler

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bird vocalization (nonspecific)

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any of several small North American oscine birds (genus Poecile of the family Paridae) that are related to the titmice. about this bird

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name of bird species, named by its song. about this bird

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bird vocalization (nonspecific)

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the short vibrant or trilled sound, characteristic of an insect (as a grasshopper or cicada)



1. to utter a series of chirps, or to make clucking or clicking sounds with the lips, as in urging on a horse, 2. bird vocalization

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to twitter or chatter (high-pitched sounds), like a bird, or raccoon

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to chew or bite something. Find more chewing noises

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genus Pyrrhocorax of birds in the Corvidae (crow) family. now universally pronounced 'chuff'. However it probably originally rhymed with "how", as 'chow' is a reasonable representation of its call (according to this website). link1 (white-winged chough), link2 (red-billed chough)

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(Caprimulgus carolinensis) nocturnal bird of the nightjar family Caprimulgidae, similar to the whip-poor-will, found in the southeastern United States near swamps, rocky uplands, and pine woods. It migrates to the West Indies, Central America, and northwestern South America. voice: Call a loud "Chuck-will's-widow," with the first "chuck" being quiet and inaudible at a distance. about this bird

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The Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. Their song is a noisy chuck-chuck-chukar-chukar from which the name is derived. More

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1. chatter, prattle 2. to make an abrupt striking sound or series of sounds, such as footsteps 3. cry of a bird , especially fowl. see also: cackle, cluck 4. Sound of a late 19th century gun being closed after loading, according to a reply to a yahoo!Answers post about the sound of old guns

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1. loud ringing metallic sound. For example clang or klang is often used for when an aluminum baseball bat hits the baseball 2. to clang, verb for harsh cry of a bird (as a crane or goose), 3. to clang, verb for the sound of fire bells (features in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe).

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1. slight sharp sound, eg. camera making a photo. 2. nonvocal suction sound in some languages, 3. to talk noisily or rapidly. The sound made by dolphins is also called "clicking".
In the media: click it or ticket is the name and slogan of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign aimed at increasing the use of seat belts among young people in the United States. Also: "clunk click, every trip (click the seatbelt on after clunking the car door closed; UK campaign) and: "click, clack, front and back" (click, clack of connecting the seatbelts; AU campaign)

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clip clop

sound of a walking horse. More horse sounds



sound of galloping horse. More horse sounds



to make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures, as of male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers



1. bird : the peculiar sound of a brooding hen 2. To make a clicking sound with the tongue

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call of a rooster, usually in the morning

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common poor-will

(Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) nocturnal bird of the family Caprimulgidae, the nightjars, found from British Columbia and southeastern Alberta, through the western United States to northern Mexico. Call: a loud "poor-will." about this bird

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bird , characteristic note of doves and pigeons

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name of chirping insect, grasshopper

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1. frog , 2. to utter a deep hoarse cry



Common name for Sciaenidae, a family of fish. Also called drums or hardheads for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make. The sounds are produced by the beating of abdominal muscles against the swim bladder. more


1. To hum or sing softly. 2. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner. 3. (Scottish) To roar or bellow. Possibly of imitative origin. Originally "to bellow like a bull" as well as "to utter a low, murmuring sound" Etymonline

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to utter the cry of a rooster

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1. to chew with a noisy crackling sound, 2. to crush, grind, or tread noisily. Find more chewing noises

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cuckoo, bird species Cuculus Canorus, named by its cry. Also, a type of clock named after the bird. link1 (bird), link2 (clock)

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any of various largely brownish chiefly migratory birds (especially genus Numenius) having long legs and a long slender down-curved bill and related to the sandpipers and snipes. name is imitative of the sound it makes. about this bird

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bird species name, see pied currawong

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name of bird species (Spiza americana). small American seed-eating bird in the family Cardinalidae. voice: From an open perch in a field, this bird's song is a sharp "dick dick" followed by a buzzed "cissel", also transcribed as "skee-dlees chis chis chis" or "dick dick ciss ciss ciss". about this bird

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small antelope that lives in the bushes of East Africa, Angola and Namibia. Dik-diks are named for the alarm calls of the females, which make a dik-dik, or zik-zik sound. In addition to the female's alarm call, both the male and female make a shrill whistling sound.


1. sound of drinking from a bottle ('dook, dook, dook' as in webcomic Scary Go Round) 2. verb: to dook, clucking or chuckling sound made by ferrets when excited or happy. More about ferrets



male honeybee, probably of imitative origin


eastern phoebe

(Sayornis phoebe) small passerine bird. This tyrant flycatcher breeds in eastern North America, although its normal range does not include the southeastern coastal USA. It is migratory, wintering in the southernmost USA and Central America. Voice: Song is two rough, whistled notes, "fee-bee" with the second note rasping or with a stuttered, more whistly second note "fee-b-be-bee." Call note a clear chip. about this bird

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eastern whipbird

(Psophodes olivaceus) bird species found in eastern Australia. The Whipbirds' long "whip" call, one of the most characteristic sounds of the Australian bush, is performed as a duet. The male makes the drawn out whip crack and the female usually follows quickly with a sharp "choo-choo". about this bird

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donkey , also: hee haw (verb: to bray)


eek eek

1. monkey, mouse or rat vocalization 2. sound of a squaky shoe (from "Mr. Brown can moo, can you?" by Dr. Seuss) 3. human exclamation uttered when scared or distressed



name for a family of passerine birds (fringilla), whose call is often written as "fink fink", "pink pink", or "spink spink" about this bird. may be of imitiative origin

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1. a blow, 2. noise of a bird's wing in motion, 3. to strike with something flexible or broad

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1. to flutter, hover, vibrate 2. bird species name, see northern flicker

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1. to flap wings rapidly, 2. to float to and fro

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freh, freh, freh

sound of an animal (particularly a dog/wolf/coyote) shaking water off its fur ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)

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fwip fwip fwip

sound of a dog's wagging tail ( Wag! Patrick McDonnell)

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to choke

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the chatter or cackle of geese

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name of lizard species, comes from Malay word "gekoq", imitiative of its call. (More about geckos)



1. gibberish is rapid, inarticulate, often foolish sounding speech, 2. according to this wikipedia entry, it is also a verb for the sound made by apes/monkeys (as in "dogs bark, monkeys gibber")

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to strike teeth together

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to bite persistently

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bird vocalization, typically a turkey

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gray-winged trumpeter

(Psophia crepitans) bird species found in South America, whose song is a low humming, but its call, as its name suggests, is a very loud JEEK or honking TZAAK, which may be the reason for the name "trumpeter". This bird is kept as a pet by Amerindians, since it is easily tamed, hunts snakes, and is a very efficient sentinel, with its unmissable alarm call. about this bird

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great kiskadee

passerine bird (Pitangus sulphuratus) found in southern Texas and middle and south america. this bird is a flycatcher. the voice is described by some sources as dee-kis-ka-dee, by others as BEE-tee-WEE. The latter gives the bird its name in different languages and countries: In Brazilian Portuguese the birds name is bem-te-vi, or bien-te-veo (spanish) meaning ("I've spotted you!"). In El Salvador the bird is known as Cristofue, and in Paraguay as pitogue. In French it is called tyran quiquivi. link1, link2, video

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a low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal, such as a bear



cry of tyrannosaurus rex (imagined). from:
Dinosaur King Vol 1, by Yohei Sakai

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pig vocalization, the deep short sound characteristic of a hog

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Hissing sound made by dinosaur or giant lizard. from:
Dinosaur King Vol 1, by Yohei Sakai

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cat vocalization, as used in James Joyce's Ulysses More cat sounds



sound of a dog panting. also: hu hu hu hu, ah uh ah uh, heh-heh-heh. (these were among the replies to a question posted on Yahoo answers)


sound of a dog panting. also: hu hu hu hu, hah-hah-hah, ah uh ah uh. (Yahoo answers)


1. bird vocalization (e.g. goose), 2. car-horn

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hoo hoo

bird vocalization: the cry of an owl, also: hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo, whit woo, twit twoo

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hoo hoo hoo hoo

1. monkey vocalization, also: ook, hoo hoo hoo hoo, oo oo oo, 2. the sound of wind, 3. the sound of a ghost (2 and 3: in the poem "The congo" by Vachel Lindsay "...Like the wind. Hoo, Hoo, Hoo. Listen to the yell of Leopold's ghost..."

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name of bird species. imitative origin, but the hoopoe's call is actually a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop". link (video)

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bird vocalization, usually the cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, tu-whu, terwit terwoo, whit woo

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Pronounced "Whin-ems," like a horse's whinny, the Houyhnhnm are a race of intelligent horses in book 4 of Jonathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels

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prolonged, doleful cry, typically of a dog or wolf, but can also be human or monkey. find dog vocalizations

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howler monkey

Howler monkeys are widely considered to be the loudest land animal. The main vocals consist of loud, deep guttural growls or "howls". Their vocalizations can be heard from 3 miles (4.8 km) away. It is hypothesized that the function of howling relates to intergroup spacing and territory protection, as well as possibly mate-guarding. more


this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: muuhhhrrr, rrrruuuurrrr, moo, low, huuuooohar. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)


hu hu hu hu

sound of a dog panting. also: ah uh ah uh; hah-hah-hah; heh-heh-heh>/a> (Yahoo answers )


sound of exhaling, blowing, puffing

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1. to make a low inarticulate murmuring sound, sometimes making a melody "to hum a tune", 2. a verb for the sound that bees and hummingbirds make (eg. "the dog barks, the bee hums"), also: buzz

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Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds. They can hover in mid-air and fly backwards, Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. more

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this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: rrrruuuurrrr, moo, low, hrrooonnh, muuhhhrrr. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)



cry of a hippopotamus



to move or be moved off the ground. Possibly imitative of the sound of feet coming into contact with ground when landing

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Sound of a cat coughing up a hairball. More cat sounds

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insect family also known as bush-cricket, long-horned grasshopper, named for the sound produced by the male (north american species)



(Nestor notabilis) name of a parrot species found in the mountains of New Zealand. Raucous cries of "keeaa" often give away the presence of these highly social and inquisitive birds. about this bird

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bird species named by their typical call

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old english name for bird of prey, usually a small hawk - probably imitative of its shrill plaintive cry

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name for bird genus Rissa, two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae, the Black-legged Kittiwake (R. tridactyla) and the Red-legged Kittiwake (R. brevirostris). The name is derived from its call, a shrill "kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake"

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klopp klopp klopp

sound of a horse, walking (from "Mr. Brown can moo, can you?" by Dr. Seuss)



bird species, see red knot

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The kookaburra is a genus of birds native to australia whose name is imitative of its call. The call sounds a bit like hysterical human laughter, or maniacal cackling, depending on the species. more info, video

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sound made by a raven


sound of a hen, clucking ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)

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to drink, lick with the tongue

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cattle vocalization



to rove or pillage for spoils. This word may be of imitative origin, imitating the vocalization of a tomcat. More cat sounds

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cat vocalization. More cat sounds



cat vocalization. More cat sounds



cat vocalization, as used in James Joyce's Ulysses. also spelled mrkgnao; mrkrgnao


Sound of sticking out one's tongue, especially to lap up something to drink. Popular with cat pictures on the internet. Blogpost about the difference between mlem and blep

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cow vocalization



bird species also called Morepork, in Australia, two bird species known elsewhere as the tawny frogmouthabout this bird

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bird species also called mopoke or frogmouth

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cat vocalization. More cat sounds



cat vocalization (Doggies by Sandra Boynton). More cat sounds


sound made by murlocs (creatures in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft. also: mrclughluhlua, maagluuuuughhhhhh, mrglmrglmrglmrgl, aurrrrrrrrruuuuggguglugglugglugluguaa (according to players)



to chew steadily. Find more chewing noises

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this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: rrrruuuurrrr, moo, low, hrrooonnh, huuuooohar. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)



goat vocalization



the cry of a horse, also: whinny



sound of a crying dog. from this book:
Doggies, by Sandra Boynton
Click here for more dog vocalizations

northern flicker

bird species name (Colaptes auratus). medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, is one of the few woodpecker species that migrates, and is the only woodpecker that commonly feeds on the ground. The song of the Northern Flicker is a loud wick wick wick wick or (according to some sources) a squeaky flick-a, flick-a as in its name. about this bird

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the cry of a pig


om nom nom

vocal sound produced while chewing big bites of something tasty in a hurry, like the way Sesame Street's cookie monster eats (end of clip). Here's another example. Find more chewing noises

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oo oo oo

monkey vocalization, also: ook, hoo hoo hoo hoo



monkey vocalization, also: hoo hoo hoo hoo



Fox vocalization. It sounds like a quick series of very high pitched barks. Popular Science


Nocturnal bird of prey. The name is thought to have imitative origins, imitating the owl's vocalizations. Wikipedia

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sound of a coyote howling ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)


peck peck peck

sound of a woodpecker rapping with its beak on a tree Lucy Cousins children's book

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bird species name, especially the eastern wood pewee. about this bird

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any of various tree frogs that peep shrilly, especially the spring peeper



Any of eight species of birds of the genus Contopus (family Tyrannidae); it is named for its call, which is monotonously repeated from an open perch. In North America a sad, clear "pee-oo-wee" announces the presence of the eastern wood pewee (C. virens), while a blurry "peeurrr" is the call of the western wood pewee (C. sordidulus). about this bird. also spelled peewee

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subfamily of birds also called Lapwing. Also: any of several related plovers. about this bird. also spelled peewit

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bird species, see eastern phoebe

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pied currawong

(Strepera graculina) large, mostly black bird, with a bright yellow eye, found in Australasia. voice: The main call is a loud "currawong", which gives the bird its name. Other frequent sounds include deep croaks and a wolf whistle about this bird

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1. to peep or chirp, as a chick does. 2. A short, high-pitched radio signal 3. pip-pip-pip: sound of footsteps ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)

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plain chachalaca

(Ortalis vetula) a large bird in the Cracidae family. The call is a loud, raucous RAW-pa-haw or cha-cha-LAW-ka, often by several birds in a rhytmical chorus. link1, video

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Children's euphemism meaning excrement. This word is thought to be of imitative origin

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sound produced by cats when sociable or (sometimes) when distressed. also: purr. More cat sounds

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spitting out something solid such as a cherry pit ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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a sound produced by cats, when sociable or sometimes when distressed. also: prr. More cat sounds

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bird vocalization, cry of a duck. More duck sounds

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dog barking. from this book:
Doggies, by Sandra Boynton
Click here to find more dog vocalizations


The word 'rattlesnake' is the words 'rattle' and 'snake' joined together. Rattlesnakes receive their name for the rattle located at the end of their tails. The word 'rattle' is likely of imitative origin.

red knot

(Calidris canutus) is a medium sized shorebird. name may be imitative of the birds vocalization, sometimes described as a soft "knut", or a soft "quer-wer", though usually the bird is silent. link1, link2

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frog vocalization



1. to utter a a full deep prolonged cry. Typical cry of a lion 2. loud boisterous laughter. roaring with laughter is in response to something absolutely hilarious

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sound of deep prolonged cry ("Garfield", Jim Davis)



dog barking. (Doggies by Sandra Boynton) More dog vocalizations


this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: moo, low, hrrooonnh, huuuooohar, muuhhhrrr. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)



dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

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First used by Astro on the cartoon The Jetsons and later by Scooby-Doo in the Scooby-Doo cartoon series; both characters are dogs who speak broken English with the insertion of many r's. Wiktionary

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to utter a shrill piercing cry. note: the vocalization of eagles is often called screaming, although according to this wikipedia article, Bald Eagles normally squeak and have a shrill cry, punctuated by grunts, and the scream that is found in films this is usually the call of a Red-tailed Hawk, dubbed into films for dramatic effect.

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any of a group of South American bird species (Horned Screamer, Crested Screamer, and Black-necked Screamer) with a loud high-pitched call, which may explain the name. about this bird

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1. a high shrill piercing cry usually expressing pain or terror, 2. the high pitched sound the tires of a car make when it turns at high speed

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a screech

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interjection used especially in driving away an unwanted animal

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to utter a loud sharp cry, screech

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shuh, shuh, shuh

sound of swimming ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)

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The sifaka is a genus of lemur found in Madagascar. The name is an onomatopoeia of their "shi-fak" alarm call. Wikipedia

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bird vocalization

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bird vocalization

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cry of a rat



to behave (feed) in a careless noisy fashion

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to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

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to make an angry sound while showing teeth



to make an explosive noise to clear the nostrils, probably of imitative origin, see also atchoo

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to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling

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to snort, to make harsh noises through nose and mouth while sleeping

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1. cry of a pig, but horses snort too, sometimes 2. the act or sound of sniffing powdered tabacco or cocaine into the nose 3. suppressed laughter, a burst of laughter through the nose - since this is viewed as so embarrassing, when someone snorts with laughter, it's generally at something surprisingly hilarious

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(Porzana carolina) A small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes, the Sora is the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. voice: Call is a long, high descending whinny. Also a two-noted "sor-AH" call, with second note higher. about this bird

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make a splashing sound, to make a certain noise or sound, to walk through mud or mire, to cause a liquid to spatter about. also: sploosh

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cry of a bird

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cry of a rat (also: skreek), or to utter a short shrill cry or noise



to utter a short shrill cry or noise

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1. to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash. 2. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument. 3. to make a splashing sound. 4. to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound.

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tabdak tabdak

Sound of a running horse

terwit terwoo

bird vocalization, the cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, whit woo, twit twoo

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sound of a running horse



sound of a dog's claws as he/she walks on a wooden floor (ref)

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tlot tlot

sound of horse's hooves. used in the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.
Tlot tlot, tlot tlot! Had they heard it? The horse-hooves, ringing clear;
Tlot tlot, tlot tlot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not hear?

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toc - toc - toc

sound of a woodpecker rapping with his beak on a tree Plays of Edmond Rostand: The Eaglet


quavering or warbling in singing

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bird species name, see gray-winged trumpeter

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bird vocalization, the cry of an owl. also: hoot, hoo hoo, terwit terwoo, twit twoo, whit woo

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bird vocalization (small bird)

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twit twoo

bird vocalization, cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo, whit woo

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to utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds, chirrup

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(Catharus fuscescens) bird species belonging to the larger group of thrushes. voice: Song a resonating, ethereal "da-vee-ur, vee-ur, veer, veer," descending slightly in pitch. Call note is a nasal "phew" or "veer" about this bird

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bird vocalization, cry of a duck. More duck sounds

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wak wak

duck vocalization. More duck sounds


Sound of a canine syphoning drink from high-velocity hydropneumatic system, or sprinkler. Also: Wharrgarbl. Example, KnowYourMeme. Thanks, Joshua!

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1. pig vocalization, also: oink, grunt 2. (human) exclamation expressing positive excitement.



to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound

human disease animal


horse vocalization, to neigh especially in a low or gentle way



bird species noted for its call. about this bird

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see eastern whipbird

animal bird

whit woo

cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo

animal bird


1. command to stop (horse) 2. command to slow an action or thought, often used to express alarm or astonishment

human animal

whooping crane

bird species name, the tallest North American bird, an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound and call

animal bird


bird species (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus). a large sandpiper of the interior West (north america) and the ocean beaches, the willet is known by its piercing calls and bright black-and-white flashing wings. Call: a loud, ringing "pill-will-willet.". about this bird

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dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations


1. interjection used to express positive excitement or to attract attention, also: yoo-hoo, 2. popular name for the Grey-crowned Babbler (see babbler)

human animal bird


sound of a cat eating wet food (ref). More cat sounds

cat animal eatdrink food vocalization


dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations


growling sound



a short, sharp cry of a dog. Find more dog vocalizations



cheep, like a bird

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the "sound" of someone stealing something. the word is spoken to make obvious or humorous the playful theft of an item in front of others. (e.g. "you shouldn't leave your wallet lying around like that...Yoink!". used often in the cartoon series "the Simpsons")

misc human animal movement


to cry loudly with pain, caterwaul, howl

human pain animal vocalization


the sound of a person or animal sleeping

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