Written Sound

English verbs for animal sounds

Alligators - bellow, hiss

Apes - gibber

Asses - bray

Badgers - growl

Basenji dogs - yodel

Bats - screech

Bears - growl

Bees - hum and buzz

Beetles - drone

Birds - chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle

Bitterns - boom

Blackbirds - whistle

Bulls - bellow

Calves - bleat

Camels - grunt

Cats - mew, purr, meow, hiss, yowl, spit

Cattle - moo, low

Chaffinches - fink

Chicks - cheep

Chickens - cluck

Cicadas - sing

Cocks - crow

Cows - low, moo

Cowdog - moof

Coyotes - yelp, cry

Crickets - chirp, creak

Crows - caw

Cuckoos - coo, cuckoo

Curlews - pipe

Deers - bell

Dingos - bark, cry

Dodos - squawk, cry

Dogs - bark, woof

Dolphins - click

Donkeys - bray, hee-haw

Doves - coo

Ducks - quack

Eagles - scream, cry

Elephants - trumpet

Falcons - chant

Ferrets - dook

Flies - buzz, hum

Foxes - bark, yelp or simper

Frogs - croak, ribbit

Giraffes - bleat

Goats - bleat, baa

Geese - cackle, goble, hiss, honk, quack

Grasshoppers - chirp: Stridulation

Guinea pigs - squeak / wheek

Hamsters - squeak

Hares - squeak

Hawks - scream

Hens - cackle, cluck

Hippopotamuses - bellow, rumble, roar, growl

Humans - cry, scream, sing, talk

Hogs - grunt

Horses - clop, neigh, snort, whinny

Hyenas - laugh, scream

Jackals - howl

Jays - chatter

Koalas - scream, bellow, wail

Komodo dragons - growl, snarl, hiss

Lambs - bleat

Larks - sing, warble

Linnets - chuckle

Lions - roar, growl

Llamas - growl

Magpies - chatter

Mice - squeak and squeal

Monkeys - chatter, gibber, whoop

Moose - bellow

Mosquitoes - whine

Nightingales - pipe, sing, warble

Okapis - cough, bellow

Ostriches - bleep bleep

Owls - hoot, scream, screech, shriek

Oxen - bellow, low

Parrots - talk, screech, squawk

Peacocks - scream

Peafowls - scream

Penguins - honk, ehh ehh

Pigs - oink, snort, grunt, squeal, call

Pigeons - coo

Platypus's - chitter, growl

Porpoises - whistle, click

Prairie dogs - bark

Puffins - moo

Queleas - twitter, whistle, chirp, shriek, and squawk

Rabbits - squeak, drum

Raccoons - chitter

Rats - squeak

Ravens - croak

Rhinos - bellow

Robins - chirp

Rooks - caw

Rooster - cock-a'doodle-doo

Seagulls - scream

Seals - bark

Sharks - hom hom

Sheep - bleat, baa

Snakes - hiss

Sparrows - chirp, twitter

Squirrels - squeak

Stags - bellow

Swallows - twitter, squeal

Swans - cry

Tigers - growl, roar

Thrushes - whistle, sing

Tokay Geckos - to-keh!

Tortoises - grunt

Turkeys - gobble

Vultures - scream

Walruses - groan

Whales - sing: Whale song.

Wolves - howl, cry, yell

Wrens - warble

Zebras - neigh, whinny

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