Written Sound
Onomatopoeia Dictionary
Words that sound like the thing they mean: Imitative words. From the Greek "onoma" (name) and "poiein" (to make)


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


CHUGGA chugga chugga CHUGGA chugga chugga CHOO CHOOOOOOO

steam engine or train. from this book:
Trans go, by Steve Light
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machine movement


sound of a coin put into a vending machine (from the graphic novel "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth", ref)



sharp rapping sound repeated, often a machine gun. also : rat-a-tat; bratat

weapon explosion


Sounds made by a bulldozer. From:
Diggers go, by Steve Light

construction equipment machine heavy engine

rump - rump

sound of a washing machine , "[Aredelia] found Starling in the warm laundry room, dozing against the slow rump-rump of a washing machine." (Thomas Harris, Silence of the Lambs, 1988)

machine engine movement

takka takka

sound of a machine gun (title of a Roy Lichtenstein painting)


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