Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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ka-ching

sound of cash register, also: cha-ching

metal

Kaaahhkkk

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

animal eat_drink disease cat vocalization

kaaapooooom

sound of a car running over a road safety bump (ref)

car automotive movement hit

kaboom

explosion. Find more explosions.

explosion

kapow

explosion. Find more explosions.

explosion

kashl

(pronounced cashel)sound of a rattly, phlegmy cough

human disease crack

kata-kata

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

human movement

katydid

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

animal

kea

(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

animal bird

kekekeke

laughter. more old fashioned and more hick than yuk, yuk

laughter

kerfuffle

commotion, disturbance. This word may be of imititative origin

killdeer

bird species named by their typical call

animal bird

kirik

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

metal crack

kish-kish

the sound of ice skates during a game of hockey (ref)

ice movement human skating sports

kite

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

animal bird

kittiwake

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"

animal bird

klam

sound of a punch/hit during a fight. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

klok

sound of a kick against someone's body (head, for example). from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

klopp klopp klopp

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

animal

klunk

sound of heavy metallic objects colliding

hard_hit

knack

sharp blow or sound

hard_hit

knell

sound of a bell struck or rung

hard_hit

knock-knock

sound of striking with a sounding blow. As in knocking on a door

hard_hit

knot

bird species, see red knot

animal bird

koink

sound of squeezing a can of oil to lubricate something ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

metal engine liquid

kong

sound of food bowl hitting the head (dog (Odie) getting hit on the head with a food bowl, "Garfield", Jim Davis)

hard_hit

kookaburra

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

animal bird laughter

kra, ka, ka, hi

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

music

kreeen

sound of a small door opening. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama

movement squeaky peep rusty hinge

Krrrrrrrr

Sound of a skateboarder skateboarding. Skateboarder doing a trick: "Krrrrrrrr, snap! (pause) Crack! Krrrrrrrr..." user Mikemega on answerbag.com

movement human sport toy

kut-kut-kut

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

animal bird

kwok

sound of an earthenware pot being smashed to pieces on the ground ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)

hard_hit


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