Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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rabble

to utter words in a rapid and confused manner

human

racket

disturbance, uproar

misc crack

rail

to complain

human

raow

dog barking. from this book:
Doggies, by Sandra Boynton
Click here to find more dog vocalizations

rap

to strike, esp. with a quick, smart, or light blow

hard_hit light_hit

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

rataplan

Word imitating the sound of the side-drum and used for music pieces, especially in opera, of a military-march character.

music

ratatatat

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

weapon explosion

rattle

1. rapid succession of short sharp sounds, 2. an instrument that makes a rattling noise

crack

rattlesnake

The word 'rattlesnake' is the words 'rattle' and 'snake' joined together. Rattlesnakes receive their name for the rattle located at the end of their tails. The word 'rattle' is likely of imitative origin.

red knot

(Calidris canutus) is a medium sized shorebird. name may be imitative of the birds vocalization, sometimes described as a soft "knut", or a soft "quer-wer", though usually the bird is silent. link1, link2

animal bird

reek

sound of a squeaky metal hinge ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

metal

ribbit

frog vocalization

animal

rinky-dink

banjo music

music

rizzz

sound of an electric drill (ref)

drill engine movement mechanism buzz

roar

1. to utter a a full deep prolonged cry. Typical cry of a lion 2. loud boisterous laughter. roaring with laughter is in response to something absolutely hilarious

laughter animal

rooaaarrr

sound of a car when driving fast

engine automotive movement

rowr

sound of deep prolonged cry ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

animal

rrowff

dog barking. (Doggies by Sandra Boynton) More dog vocalizations

rrrruuuurrrr

this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: moo, low, hrrooonnh, huuuooohar, muuhhhrrr. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)

animal

RRUUMBLE SCRUNCH SCRUUMBLE SCRUUUNCHH

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

construction equipment machine heavy engine

rub-a-dub

drumming sound. Also a musical style similar to reggae

music

ruff

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

rumble

to make a low heavy continuous sound

misc crack

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

rustle

to give forth a succession of light crisp sounds

crack


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