Onomatopoeia Dictionary

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yackety-yak

noisy talk. Alternative spelling: 'yakety yak'. Also the title of a famous song by doo-wop group the Coasters (1958). Coasters

human music

yadda yadda

boring or empty talk - often used interjectionally especially in recounting words regarded as too dull or predictable to be worth repeating. also: yada yada

yahoo

1. interjection used to express positive excitement or to attract attention, also: yoo-hoo, 2. popular name for the Grey-crowned Babbler (see babbler)

human animal bird

yakyakyakyak

sound of a cat eating wet food (ref). More cat sounds

cat animal eatdrink food vocalization

yammer

to lament

human

yap

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

yar

growling sound

animal

yawp

1. to utter a sharp cry; yelp. 2. to talk loudly, raucously, or coarsely.

human human pain

yay

interjection used to express exuberant delight or triumph

human

YEEeeEEeeEEeeEEeeEEee!

Sound of a loose belt in a car engine Cartalk

automotive engine

yeeha, yeehaw, yee-haw

the traditional cry of a cowboy, often as an expression of positive excitement, similar to yahoo

human

yelp

a short, sharp cry of a dog. Find more dog vocalizations

animal

yeow

exclamation expressing pain

human pain

yikes

interjection expressing shock and alarm, often for humorous effect: "Yikes! It is cold!"

yip

cheep, like a bird

animal bird

yippee

interjection used to express exuberant delight or triumph

human

yodel

to sing by suddenly changing from a natural voice to a falsetto and back; also: to shout or call in a similar manner

music

yoink

the "sound" of someone stealing something. the word is spoken to make obvious or humorous the playful theft of an item in front of others. (e.g. "you shouldn't leave your wallet lying around like that...Yoink!". used often in the cartoon series "the Simpsons")

misc human animal movement

yoo-hoo

interjection used to attract attention, also: yahoo

human

yoooo

the sound of wind (in the poem "the night wind", by Eugene Field: "... For the wind will moan in its ruefullest tone: 'Yoooooooo!', 'Yoooooooo!', 'Yoooooooo!' ...")

weather gas

yowl

to cry loudly with pain, caterwaul, howl

human pain animal vocalization

yowt

interjection expressing pain

pain

yucchh

exclamation expressing disgust

human eat_drink

yuck

exclamation expressing disgust. Sometimes "yuck yuck" is used as the sound of laughter, but for that "yuk yuk" is used more often

human laughter eat_drink

yuk yuk

laughter. similar in flavor to "har har", but more old fashioned and more hick

human laughter

yummy

highly attractive or pleasing, exclamation to express joy derived from the prospect of eating tasty food

human eat_drink


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