Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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waaank

sound of a train horn (ref)

horn tone alarm train

waak

bird vocalization, cry of a duck. More duck sounds

animal bird

wah-wah

brass instrument effect of using a mute, or electric guitar sound effect (wah pedal)

music

wahoo

interjection used to express exuberance or enthusiasm or to attract attention

human

wak wak

duck vocalization. More duck sounds

wakt

sound of a hit or punch (Batman comics). Find more hit/ punch words

wallop

violent noisy movement

movement

wap

hit/blow. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

weeeoooeee

siren

tone

weep

to shed tears

human

whaam

sound of explosive impact (Roy Lichtenstein painting). Find more explosions. Find more weapon/a> sounds.

explosion

whack

to strike sharply. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

wham

a heavy blow. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

whang

sound of a hit / punch (Garfield, Jim Davis). Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

whap

1. to throw one's self quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly; (eg. she whapped down on the floor; the fish whapped over), 2. to beat or strike, 3. a blow, or quick, smart stroke. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

Whargharble

Sound of a canine syphoning drink from high-velocity hydropneumatic system, or sprinkler. Also: Wharrgarbl. Example, KnowYourMeme. Thanks, Joshua!

Animal liquid eat_drink water dog jet spray mouth

whee

1. pig vocalization, also: oink, grunt 2. (human) exclamation expressing positive excitement.

animal

wheeze

to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound

human disease animal

wher, wher, wher

Sound of a chainsaw being started

wood engine saw

whew

exclamation of astonishment or relief making a whistling sound

human

whiff

a quick puff or slight gust especially of air, odor, gas, smoke, or spray

gas

whimper

to moan

human

whine

to utter a low somewhat shrill protracted sound

human

whinny

horse vocalization, to neigh especially in a low or gentle way

animal

whip-poor-will

bird species noted for its call. about this bird

animal bird

whipbird

see eastern whipbird

animal bird

whirr

to move swiftly with a vibratory sound, eg of a small electric motor, electronic film transport in an analog photo camera.

engine movement

whish

to make a sibilant sound

gas

whisper

to speak softly under one's breath

human

whistle

tubular wind instrument, or the act of whistling

music

whit woo

cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo

animal bird

whizz

a humming, hissing sound

gas

whoa

1. command to stop (horse) 2. command to slow an action or thought, often used to express alarm or astonishment

human animal

whock

sound of a hit / punch (Garfield, Jim Davis). Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

whockah

sound of palm-muted rhythmic strumming on an electric guitar with wah pedal, as in the intro of Jimi Hendrixs "Voodoo Chile", for example. often combined with playing "airguitar". see also: neow, jug, bwow-chcka-bwow

music

whomp

the sound of an explosion. Find more explosions

explosion

whoop

1. to cry out or creating a disturbance. Also: whoopee, whoop it up, whoop-de-doo. 2. Sound of a siren (whoop, whoop, whoop)

tone

whooping cough

an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis (or B. pertussis). It's characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in

human disease

whooping crane

bird species name, the tallest North American bird, an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound and call

animal bird

whoops

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

human

whoosh

a sibilant sound, or a swift movement or flow

movement

whop

to beat, strike. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

whop whop whop

sound of a helicopter. Find more helicopter sounds

engines helicopter movement

whump

the sound of colliding bodies, a slamming sound, or the sound of a punch to the jaw. Find more hit/ punch words

hard_hit

whumpa-whumpa-whumpa-whumpa

sound of a helicopter. Find more helicopter sounds

engines helicopter movement

whup-whup-whup

sound of a helicopter. Find more helicopter sounds

engines helicopter movement

willet

bird species (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus). a large sandpiper of the interior West (north america) and the ocean beaches, the willet is known by its piercing calls and bright black-and-white flashing wings. Call: a loud, ringing "pill-will-willet.". about this bird

animal bird

wlu-wlu-wlu-wlu-wlu-wlu-wlu

A sound recording played backward. ref

woah, oh, oh, oh!

signature laugh of cartoon character Elmer Fudd

laughter

woh woh woh woh

(automotive) sound of a bad bearing in the timing belt tensioner

engine automotive

woo-hoo!

signature laugh of cartoon character Daffy Duck, often uttered when Daffy has to escape from someone he has just pulled a prank on

laughter

woo-woo-woo

siren

tone

woof

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

Woom

Sound of a lightsaber swinging through the air in Star Wars movies. Also:vrãu, vrãu Reddit

saber weapon

woop woop

Sound of a police car in the United States. Police often use the siren intermittently. Also spelled whoop whoop. This onomatopoeia is used in the chorus of the 1993 hip hop track Sound of da Police by KRS-One. Hear a police car

alarm tone music

woops

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

human

wow

interjection used to express amazement

human

wub wub

The sound of the signature repetitive bass (wobble bass) in 'dubstep' music (a kind of electronic dance music). Other dubstep sounds: WOB WOB WOB WEB WEEEEEB WEEB WOOOB WOOOOB breeeeaaaaa breaaaaaaa WOBB WOBB, nehnehweeh, YOI YOI YOI WAHBWUHB - ref. Related: The sound of a bass guitar dirnt

wuh-uh-uh-uh

the sound of someone muttering, grunting, in protest (Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa, by Verna Aardema)

human

wumpth

The sound of solid door closing and the air being pushed out as the door seals. (thanks Peter!)

door air hit

wuppa wuppa

sound of a helicopter. Find more helicopter sounds

engines movement helicopter


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