Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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schhwaff

sound of a flying arrow

weapon movement

Schklikt, klikt

Sound of a shotgun getting ready to be used, also known as racking the gun video (thanks, Gus!)

weapon metal

schlik

sound of sliding metal on metal. verb: The metal rings schliked along the rod as I slid the curtain open to peer into the room. (thank you Larry!)

schlikt

Schlikt replaced the usual snikt sound of super hero Wolverine's claws, during the period he was left without the adamantium covering on his bones.

comics metal weapon misc

schlip

sound of a person slipping on something, e.g. wet floor ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

movement liquid water

schwump schwump schwump schwump

sound of windshield wipers of a car during heavy rain (ref). More rain sounds. More car sounds

rain weather automotive liquid water

scratch

to tear or mark a surface with something sharp or jagged

crack misc

scream

to utter a shrill piercing cry. note: the vocalization of eagles is often called screaming, although according to this wikipedia article, Bald Eagles normally squeak and have a shrill cry, punctuated by grunts, and the scream that is found in films this is usually the call of a Red-tailed Hawk, dubbed into films for dramatic effect.

human animal

screamer

any of a group of South American bird species (Horned Screamer, Crested Screamer, and Black-necked Screamer) with a loud high-pitched call, which may explain the name. about this bird

animal bird

screech

1. a high shrill piercing cry usually expressing pain or terror, 2. the high pitched sound the tires of a car make when it turns at high speed

human human pain animal engine automotive movement crack

scritch

a screech

human animal crack

scrunch

to make a crunching sound, to crush or crunch, or to crumple or squeeze

crack misc

shashing

sound of a sword drawn from a sheath, also: shiiiiiing, vzzzzt

metal

shazam

exclamation used to introduce an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation - - She prayed for his arrival and shazam! There he was. Shazam is also the name of the wizard in Captain Marvel comics and the title of Marvel comic books.

exclamation human voice surprise

sheesh

interjection used to express disbelief or exasperation. As in: Sheesh, stop shouting at me like that!. Alternative to saying Jesus! in order to be less offensive. Also: geez.

human conversation

shiiiiing

sound of a sword drawn from a sheath. also: shashing, vzzzzt

metal

shiiin

the sound of silence (!), as used in manga comics (ref)

misc

shlick shlick shlick

the sound of female masturbation Yahoo answers

shmm

sound of objects flying by. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama

shoo

interjection used especially in driving away an unwanted animal

human animal

shoop

sound of a karate kick/chop, also: swah / shwah. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

shriek

to utter a loud sharp cry, screech

human animal

shuffle, shuffle, shuffle

footsteps of someone who does not fully lift feet off the ground while walking (old / injured)

walking human

shuh, shuh, shuh

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

human animal movement liquid water

shush

command to be quiet, often paired with holding the index finger vertically against the lips

gas

shuush, shuush

sound of skiing through the snow (ref)

movement snow sliding sports

shwap

sound of a punch. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

sifaka

The sifaka is a genus of lemur found in Madagascar. The name is an onomatopoeia of their "shi-fak" alarm call. Wikipedia

animal africa

sigh

to emit a deep breath, sometimes expressing weariness

human

siss

to make a hissing sound

gas

sizzle

to burn with a hissing sound, buzz

gas

skirl

to make a shrill sound

misc crack

skraaa

bird vocalization

animal bird

skraww

bird vocalization

animal bird

skreek

cry of a rat

animal

skrrreeek

sound of nails on a blackboard (ref)

nails human school scratch crack

skwee brrumm brrumm skoooooo skooooo

Sounds made by a front loader (Diggers go by Steve Light, all caps in the book SKWEE BRRUMM BRRUMM SKOOOOOO SKOOOOO)

engine rubble sand stone dirt metal

slam

to beat, shut with a noise

hard_hit

slap

smart blow as with the open hand. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

slobber

to behave (feed) in a careless noisy fashion

human eat_drink animal

slosh

1. to spill or splash (a liquid) copiously or clumsily, 2. to agitate in a liquid (eg. slosh clothes in a solution of bleach and detergent), 3. to splash, wade, or flounder in water or another liquid

movement liquid

slump

to fall or sink

movement liquid

slurp

to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

human eat_drink animal

smack

to separate wet lips while lightly sucking, thereby producing a sharp noise

liquid water kiss hug

snap

1. to make a cracking sound, eg. snapping your fingers, or a camera making a photo (sound of the shutter). in the media: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are the cartoon mascots of Kellogg's breakfast cereal Rice Krispies. They are named after the sound rice krispies make when they are dropped in a bowl of milk 2. the "sound" of someone's pride being hurt. this is another example of "non-auditory onomatopoeia". other examples: bling bling, yoink and shiiin

hard_hit light_hit crack music

snap-hiss

The ignition of a lightsaber in Star Wars novels written by Timothy Zahn. Also: pssshhew, Tshww, PHCKSHIIIIiooW

weapon sword

snarl

to make an angry sound while showing teeth

animal

sneeze

to make an explosive noise to clear the nostrils, probably of imitative origin, see also atchoo

human disease animal

snicker

laughter. indicating derision or perhaps an immature reaction to lewd material, can have connotations of being mean spirited - laughing at someone else's expense

laughter

sniff

to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling

human eat_drink animal gas

sniffle

to show or express disdain or scorn. also: snuffle

snikt

"snikt" in the Marvel comic books is the written sound of super hero Wolverine's claws popping. Replaced with schlikt during the period he was left without the adamantium covering on his bones.

misc metal weapon

snip

sound of a single cut of scissors

metal

snore

to snort, to make harsh noises through nose and mouth while sleeping

human animal

snort

1. cry of a pig, but horses snort too, sometimes 2. the act or sound of sniffing powdered tabacco or cocaine into the nose 3. suppressed laughter, a burst of laughter through the nose - since this is viewed as so embarrassing, when someone snorts with laughter, it's generally at something surprisingly hilarious

laughter animal

sob

to catch the breath convulsively, usually when crying

human

sock

sound of a punch to the face (Batman 1960s tv show). Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit punch fight

sora

(Porzana carolina) A small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes, the Sora is the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. voice: Call is a long, high descending whinny. Also a two-noted "sor-AH" call, with second note higher. about this bird

animal bird

spack a speck speck

sound of rain drops hitting a window pane (in the poem Weather by Eve Merriam, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett). More rain sounds

light_hit weather liquid water

splash

to dash water upon

movement liquid

splat

landing with a smacking sound

hard_hit

splatt

sound of lightning (in "Mr. Brown can moo, can you?" by Dr. Seuss), for the sound of thunder: see also explosion

weather

splatter

to spatter (something), especially to soil with splashes of liquid

liquid water mud dirt

splosh

make a splashing sound, to make a certain noise or sound, to walk through mud or mire, to cause a liquid to spatter about. also: sploosh

animal movement liquid water

splut

the sound of a pie hitting someone in the face (Garfield (Jim Davis) comic)

eat_drink movement liquid water food wet

spoing

sound of a piano landing on someone's head ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

hard_hit

spoot

spitting out a mouthful of liquid ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

eat_drink movement liquid water

sputter

1. to spit out or spray particles of saliva or food from the mouth in noisy bursts, 2. to spit out words or sounds in an excited or confused manner, 3. to make sporadic spitting or popping sounds

eat_drink liquid water wet

squabble

a noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters

human

squall

to cry out loudly

human

squawk

cry of a bird

animal bird

squeak

cry of a rat (also: skreek), or to utter a short shrill cry or noise

animal

squeal

to utter a short shrill cry or noise

human animal

squelch

1. to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash. 2. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument. 3. to make a splashing sound. 4. to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound.

crack human animal liquid

squelch, squerch

sound of walking through mud. from:
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

liquid foot steps

squiggle

A short, irregular curve or twist, as in writing or drawing. Possibly a blend of squirm and wriggle

squirm

To twist one's body with snakelike motions from shame or embarrassment, or to evade a question. Possibly imitative

human movement

squirt

to eject liquid in a jet

liquid water spray wet

squish

to squeeze, squash

misc crack

ssinda, sssssinda

sound of an old dial telephone. Dialing 1 is "ssinda." Dialing 9 is "sssssinda." (ref ). More telephone sounds

movement telephone mechanism

sssshblamm

sound of an explosion. Find more explosions.

explosion

strident

making a harsh noise

misc crack

strum

to play a guitar. see also thrum

music

stup

sound of landing (after a jump). also: tup. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama

hard_hit

suru suru

sound of noodles being sucked (manga)

human eat_drink

susurration

sound of whispering

human

swah

sound of a karate chop. from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama
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hard_hit

swash

to dash violently, make a noise of clashing swords

hard_hit metal movement

swish

sound of an object moving through air or water

movement liquid gas

swishy swashy

sound of walking through tall grass. from:
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

grass walking

swoosh

Nike brand logo, but also the sound of rushing air or water

movement liquid gas


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