Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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oink

the cry of a pig

animal

om nom nom

vocal sound produced while chewing big bites of something tasty in a hurry, like the way Sesame Street's cookie monster eats (end of clip). Here's another example. Find more chewing noises

eat_drink animal

oo oo oo

monkey vocalization, also: ook, hoo hoo hoo hoo

animal

ooh

interjection used to express amazement, joy, or surprise

human

ook

monkey vocalization, also: hoo hoo hoo hoo

animal

oompah

the sound produced by a large brass instrument. see also: umpa

music

oomph

1. strength, power (you need to put more oomph in your story) 2. sex appeal 3. a low pitched grunting or thudding sound (Oomph! grunted the boxer when punched in the gut).

human conversation power hit

oonse

also spelled: untz. Sound of the repetitive beat in rave music (a kind of electronic dance music)

oooaughoaua

coughing sound, used by a recurring character named Lorraine from the TV show Mad TV. She makes this sound when clearing her throat, also perhaps in disgust and/or satisfaction as well as in times of awkward silence to ease the tension. It is normally accompanied with a saying such as "god that's cute" while she unknowingly destroys the property of others when checking things out. Laymen can make this sound as well in their everyday life to add comedic relief to a conversation making references to Lorraine, as well as to describe something disgusting. Video: Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3.

human

oops

interjection used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay, also: woops, whoops

human

ouch

interjection expressing pain or displeasure

human pain

ow

a typical exclamation expressing pain

human pain

ow-wow-wow-wow

Fox vocalization. It sounds like a quick series of very high pitched barks. Popular Science

owl

Nocturnal bird of prey. The name is thought to have imitative origins, imitating the owl's vocalizations. Wikipedia

bird animal hoo

owooooah

sound of a coyote howling ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)

animal


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