Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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fa-thud

sound of someone hitting the floor after falling

fighting punch hard_hit hit

fanfare

(probably of imitative origin) a flourish of brass instruments. link (video)

music

fap fap fap

Sound of masturbating (male)

human

fart

(possibly of imitative origin, but debatable) English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to flatulence. Onomatopoeia for farts have been suggested in various internet forums in response to questions of people who needed a word to describe the sound: eg. here and here. The suggested words include brrt, braaah, THPPTPHTPHPHHPH (Calvin and Hobbes), phhhhhhrt, PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP, pff, prtrtrtrgurtrufnasutututut, prrrt, PFFT!, PHHhhhh..., SPLPLPLLLP, WHOooooffff, poot, prrrrrrrvt, scraeft, ppppppwwarrrrppppp, pllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooaaa..., RRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPP, fuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrt, thhhppbbbb, verrrrrrrrrnnnnnntttttt, hooooooooooooooooooooooooonk, pbpbpbpbp, frr frr frrrrrr rampooooooooo ag, pppppppptttttttttttttttttttttttt, flurpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp... Also, according to many responders it depends on the fart (farting can make many possible sounds).

human gas

fash

sound of fended off punch with the hand. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama

hard_hit movement

Ffffffffffffff

1. blowing on hot soup 2. flatulence (fart) 3. air running out of a tire

gas air eat_drink automotive food

Ffffkrrrrshhzzzwooooom..woom..woooom..

Sounds of a lightsaber (Star Wars movies) Reddit

weapon saber sword

fillip

sound of snapping the fingers

music

finch

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

animal bird

fizz

1. A hissing or bubbling sound. 2. Effervescence.3. An effervescent / carbonated beverage
"plop, plop, fizz, fizz" used to be the slogan in Alka Seltzer commercials for many years. 4. 2. informal ( often foll by out ) to fail or die out, esp after a promising start. Also spelled as fizzle

explosion gas liquid eat_drink water

flac-flac-flac

sound of a helicopter. Find all helicopter sounds

engines helicopter movement

flap

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

hard_hit animal bird movement

flash

1. sudden burst of flame or light, 2. sudden rush of water

explosion liquid

flatulence

See fart. (The word "flatulence" is not an onomatopoeia)

human gas

flibbertigibbet

A flighty or whimsical person, usually a young woman. In modern use, it is used as a slang term, especially in Yorkshire, for a gossipy or overly talkative person. Its origin is in a meaningless representation of chattering.

human conversation

flick

a light sharp jerky stroke or movement

light_hit movement

flick a flack fleck

sound of rain drops hitting a window pane (in the poem Weather by Eve Merriam, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett). More rain sounds

light_hit weather liquid water

flicker

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

animal bird crack

flip-flop

flip-flops are a simple footwear named by sound produced when walking in them

movement human

flog

to beat, thrash. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

floovb, floovb, vwomp, vwomp

sound of a bad tire of a car. Cartalk

automotive engine movement rubber

flop

to fall, collapse, with a dull or heavy sound

hard_hit

flumppf

sound of a wad of mail as it falls from a letter-box (ref)

paper movement hit

flush

to flood or spray thoroughly with water or other liquid, as for cleansing purposes. flush can have many meanings but in the sense of flooding with liquid it can be seen as imitative

liquid rinse

flutter

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

animal bird movement liquid

Fnarr! Fnarr!

a ribald laugh to draw attention to a double entendre. From Viz magazine comic strip Finbarr Saunders (thanks, Patz Gardiner)

laughing human

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)

animal liquid

frou-frou

rustling, like silk dresses do

crack

fwappa

Sound of a parachute opening ( Pokemon Black and White Vol 7 Kusaka & Yamamoto)

misc soft_hit gas

fwip fwip fwip

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

animal tail movement

fwww - cluck

sound of a hockey puck hitting the net of the goal and then the ice (ref)

sports ice hockey hit


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