#EngClass: Onomatopoeia

Hello, fellas! How’s your day? This time, we’re going to learn about onomatopoeia. Are you ready?

Onomatopoeia is an imitation of a sound in words. It can be animal sounds or action sounds.

Do you know the word ‘bang‘ or ‘whoosh‘? Both of them are the examples of onomatopoeia. ‘Bang‘ represents the sound of a sudden loud noise, such as a gunshot or an explosion. ‘Whoosh‘ is used to describe something that happens very fast, with no pauses or delay.

You can find the examples of Onomatopoeia in comics. Now, I will give you some examples of onomatopoeia. Enjoy!

  1. ‘Bah.’ An expression of anger or disapproval.
  2. ‘Bong.’ A musical noise made especially by a large clock.
  3. ‘Creak.’ A noise made when something creaks.
  4. ‘Thwack.’ The short loud sound of something like a stick hitting a surface.
  5. ‘Ding dong.’ A written representation of the sound of a bell.
  6. ‘Echo.’ A sound that is heard after it has been reflected off a surface such as a wall or a cliff.
  7. ‘Poof.’ An exclamation used to show that something has happened suddenly or by magic.
  8. ‘Hmm.’ Something you say when you pause while talking or when you are uncertain.
  9. ‘Hush.’ An exclamation used to tell someone to be quiet.
  10. ‘Hurray.’ An expression of excitement, pleasure or approval.
  11. ‘Pow.’ A word which represents the noise of an explosion or a gun being shot.
  12. ‘Slurp.’ To drink a liquid noisily as a result of sucking air into the mouth at the same time as the liquid.
  13. ‘Murmur.’ The sound of something being said very quietly.
  14. ‘Ouch.’ To express sudden physical pain.
  15. ‘Screech.’ A long loud high noise which is unpleasant to hear.
  16. ‘Phew.’ An exclamation used when you are happy that something difficult or dangerous has finished or is not going to   happen.
  17. ‘Vroom.’ A written representation of the sound of a car engine at high speed.
  18. ‘Tsk.’ A written representation of the sound made to show you disapprove of something.
  19. ‘Swoosh.’ The sound of air or water that is moving quickly.
  20. ‘Achoo.’ Represents the sound of a sneeze.

Compiled by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday,  July 4, 2012

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