Onomatopoeia Dictionary
Words that sound like the thing they refer to: Imitative words

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clack

1. chatter, prattle 2. to make an abrupt striking sound or series of sounds, such as footsteps 3. cry of a bird , especially fowl. see also: cackle, cluck 4. Sound of a late 19th century gun being closed after loading, according to a reply to a yahoo!Answers post about the sound of old guns

animal bird weapon metal

prattle

To talk or chatter idly or meaninglessly; babble or prate. Possibly of imitative origin. Etymonline

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.


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