Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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marauder

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

animal human destroy plunder

meow

cat vocalization. More cat sounds

animal

mew

cat vocalization. More cat sounds

animal

mkgnao

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

mlem

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

cat meme animal tongue

moan

1. long low inarticulate murmur, 2. (less common) word describing the sound of doves (as in "The moan of doves in immemorial elms" in the poem "Come Down, O Maid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson), 3. (less common) the sound of wind (in the poem "the night wind", by Eugene Field: "... For the wind will moan in its ruefullest tone:

human human pain disease weather

moo

cow vocalization

animal

moob

sound of an "implosion bomb". In a classic Uncle Scrooge tale by Carl Barks, Gyro Gearloose invented an "implosion bomb" that sucked up material and compacted it into a neat pile. Intended for litter collection, the Written Sound Effect was "MOOB", explicitly stated to be "BOOM" backwards. TvTropes

misc explosion weapons

mopoke

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

animal bird

morepork

bird species also called mopoke or frogmouth

animal bird

mrow

cat vocalization. More cat sounds

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mrrroww

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

mrrrrgggggllll

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)

animal

mum

sound with closed lips not wanting to speak

human

mumble

to speak indistinctly

human

munch

to chew steadily. Find more chewing noises

human eat_drink animal

murmur

1. subdued continuous sound (often human voices), 2. to murmur, (less common) verb describing the sound of a swarm of bees or flies (as in "murmuring of innumerable bees", from the poem "Come Down, O Maid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson)

human

mutter

to speak almost inaudibly with closed lips

human

muuhhhrrr

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)

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mwahaha

laughter, this is usually an evil sounding laugh. also: muahaha, muhaha


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