Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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baa

sheep vocalization

animal

babble

1. to talk enthusiastically or excessively, 2. to utter meaningless or unintelligible sounds. imitative origin.

human

babbler

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

animal bird

badaboom

explosion. Find more explosions

explosion

badonkadonk

Extremely curvaceous female buttocks. Urban dictionary: When the immense, rounded muscle tissue of the rear creates a sound wave ripping through the local environment making a pressure wave against the ear drum in a pleasing Ba-dOnk-a-dOnk rhythm. Also: A womens derriere that has the shape of, and bounces like a basketball. The word is derived from the sound produced when you bounce a basketball. A case of the sound of one urban icon, naming another urban icon with similar propensities but that doesn't really make a sound.

badum tish

sound of a drum roll / rimshot hear the sound

music drum laughter

bah

interjection used to express disdain or contempt

human

bam

sound of a hard hit. Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

bamf

BAMF in the Marvel comic books represents the sound of X-Men character Nightcrawler when he transports himself. The sound is caused by air rushing into the area where Nightcrawler's body once was

misc gas movement

bang

sharp noise or hit. Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

baraag

elephant vocalization, trumpeting

animal

barf

vomiting, the sound made while vomiting. Also used a noun meaning "vomit"

disease

bark

verb for dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

animal

baroom

explosion. Find more explosions

explosion

bash

to strike heavily. Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

batabatabata

sound of a helicopter. Find all helicopter sounds

engine helicopter movement

bawl

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

human animal

bay

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

animal

bazinga

interjection similar in meaning to fooled you! or gotcha! after a prank. It first appeared in the tv sitcom The Big Bang Theory and is used by the character named Sheldon. It probably comes from the word zing and ba and a may just have been added for added effect. See video of Bazinga!-moments

human television series comedy

bbvvvvvvvvvvvvvnnnnnn

The sound of an activated but motionless lightsaber in Star Wars movies. Also: nnnnnnnn Reddit

saber weapon

beep

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

animal bird automotive tone

beep beep beep beep beep beep whirrrffftt bonk

Sound of a forklift (From Diggers go by Steve Light). All caps in the book BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP WHIRRRFFFTT BONK

engine lift truck automotive

beep beep beep beep screeeech ruuurrrump pa-lump

Sounds made by a dump truck (Diggers go by Steve Light, all caps in the book BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP SCREEEECH RUUURRRUMP PA-LUMP

truck dump rubble dirt stone sand engine

bellbird

(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

animal bird

biff

sound of an uppercut punch. Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

blab

loose chatter. Also: blabber

human

blabber

Loose chatter. also: blab

blah

nonsense, silly talk

human

blam

explosion. Blam is also the title of a Roy Lichtenstein painting. Find more explosions.

explosion

blare

loud sound

music misc tone engine

blast

an explosion or violent detonation, a violent gust of wind, or the effect of such a gust Find more explosion words

explosion

bleat

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

animal

bleep

electronically generated tone. "to bleep" often means "to mask inappropriate language on television or radio"

tone

blep

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

tongue cat animal meme

bling bling

the "sound" of light reflecting off shiny expensive objects, such as diamonds. this is a rare example of "non-auditory onomatopoeia". another example: shiiin

misc

blip

a short, crisp sound

tone

bllgh blllgggh blllllgggghh

(automotive) sound of boiling coolant Cartalk

engine automotive liquid water

blop

sound a large serving of mashed potatoes makes when it hits the plate (also a corresponding measurement of same) (ref)

food hit spoon

blurp

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

music

blurt

to utter abruptly and impulsively, as in "to blurt out the first word that comes to mind"

human

bob-white

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

animal bird

bobolink

bird species named by their typical call. about this bird

animal bird

boff

1. the sound of a hit or punch. Find more hit/ punch words 2. verb (slang) to have sexual intercourse (with someone) 3. noun (plural boffs), a big laugh 4. a line in a film etc that elicits such a laugh

hard_hit laughter

bomb

hollow, explosive projectile, imitative origin

explosion

bomp

sound of a hit / punch ("Garfield", Jim Davis). Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

bong

sound of bouncing. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

bonk

sound of something heavy hitting something else. Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

boo

1. used to express derision, disapproval 2. Used to startle someone, when said loudly and abruptly

human

boo-hoo

crying

human

boom

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

explosion animal bird

boooOOOOOOooo

(automotive) sound of a bad turbo. Cartalk

engine automotive

boop

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

animal body meme

boosh

A word that describes the sound of an explosion; an expression used to express awesomeness. Ex. (1) We lit the gas can on fire, and it went "BOOSH!". (2) When Tamera aced the test, we heard her shout, "BOOSH!" in celebration. Urban Dictionary - Thanks to students of Ms. Lane's 7th grade class! Find more explosions

explosion human

bop

sound of a hit / punch ("Garfield", Jim Davis). Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

borborygmus

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

eat_drink animal gas

bow-wow

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

animal

brahnk

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

animal frog quack croak

bratatat

sound of machine gun. (Bratatat! is a Roy Lichtenstein painting)

weapon

bray

to utter the characteristic loud harsh cry of a donkey

animal

breet

Referee whistle. also: preet

sports music

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)

animal

bringg

sound of ringing telephone. More telephone sounds

tone

brinng

sound of ringing telephone. More telephone sounds

brouhaha

hubbub, uproar

human

brum-brum-brum-brum-brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Sound of a chainsaw

bubble

air enclosed by liquid, or to bubble: the process of bubbles being formed, probably of imitative origin

liquid gas water

buffet

(possibly of imitative origin) blow. Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

buffoon

(possibly of imitative origin) clown, may stem from allusion to puffing out cheeks as a comic gesture

gas misc

bum! brrum! brrrumble!!!!

Sound of a big bass drum. From the children's book Squeak, Rumble, Whomp Whomp Womp. Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers, 2012 Candlewick Press

music

bumble

to blunder, from Middle English bomblen (to boom)

movement

bumblebee

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.

bump

heavy dull blow, or its result (a swelling). Find more hit / punch words

hard_hit

burble

to form bubbles, flow with bubbling sound

liquid water

burp

the act of belching

human human eat_drink

burr

uvular pronounciation of the letter "r"

human

buzz

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"

human animal tone

bwahaha!

laughter, boisterous



laughter

bwak

sound of a punch or kick. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

bweee

electric power tone

tone

BWEEP bip bip BWEEP

U.S. city police siren in traffic (ref)

police tone alarm siren city car automotive

bwok

sound of a punch or kick. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

bwoom

explosion Find more explosion words

explosion

bwow-chcka-bwow

funky palm-muted riffs with wah pedal (sound effect), associated with pornographic movie soundtracks. often combined with playing "airguitar". see also: neow, jug, whockah

music

bwwob bwwwobbubwub

Sound of a car engine low on coolant Cartalk

automotive engine

bzzz

sound of a flying insect

animal


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