Onomatopoeia Dictionary
Words that sound like the thing they refer to: Imitative words

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baa

sheep vocalization

animal

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

buffoon

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

gas misc

cheep

bird vocalization (nonspecific)

animal bird

eee-aaaah

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

animal

Eeyore

Eeyore is the name of the donkey from Winnie-the-Pooh. The name is onomatopoeia for the braying sound made by a donkey, typically written as hee haw in American English.
Eeyore

geez

interjection used to express disbelief or exasperation. As in: Geez, stop shouting at me like that!. Alternative to saying Jesus! in order to be less offensive. Also: sheesh.

human conversation

gunko, gunko

sound of wagon wheels ("Pedro and the padre", by Verna Aardema)

engine

hee haw

1. bray of a donkey, 2. loud coarse laugh

human laughter

hee!

laughter. sometimes slightly naughty, e.g. when used after pulling a naughty prank. Also used with multiple hees: heeheehee!

hip

interjection used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah). in the meaning "trendy" or "informed", it may come from "hep" (african-american slang), of which the origin is not clear

human

raspberry

short for raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart: a sound of contempt made by protruding the tongue between the lips and expelling air forcibly to produce a vibration; broadly : an expression of disapproval or contempt. Also "rasp", "razz" or "Bronx cheer". As in "blowing a raspberry", "making a Bronx cheer". Ref: thesneeze , wikipedia.

human gas crack

sheesh

interjection used to express disbelief or exasperation. As in: Sheesh, stop shouting at me like that!. Alternative to saying Jesus! in order to be less offensive. Also: geez.

human conversation

tack, tack, tack

sound of thin high heels or pumps. also: tap, tap, tap

walking human

teehee!

laughter. giggle, mouth covered with hand, embarrassed and/or coy laugh



laughter

whee

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

animal

wheeze

to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound

human disease animal

yip

cheep, like a bird

animal bird


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