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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #105372: Onomatopoeic words
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    Onomatopoeic words


    Onomatopoeic words  imitate the  sounds which come from nature. They are  very much used in  poetry, comic strips and advertisements.

    Here  follow a few: 

     to patter=  the sound rain makes on surfaces 

    To howl = to utter a lament, especially wolves or  dogs

    to rattle= to emit  repetitive, short sounds,as    pieces of metal do shaken together 

    to creak = to emit a sound as  wooden doors or windows do shaken by the wind 

    to rumble = to emit  a roaring sound, as  thunders do 

    to snore = to emit  a loud breath through one's nose when sleeping

    to purr = to emit  a sound ( especially of felids  when they are happy or sleeping)

    to screech =  to make a sharp sound ( especially the brakes of a car on gravel)

    to ring = to emit a resonant sound 

    to growl = to emit a sound denoting anger ( especially animals, like dogs)

    to splash = to scatter  water ( or other liquids) around  

    to snort =to make a sound through the nose  as pigs do 

    to  smack =to  hit with the  hand 

    to hiss = to emit  a sound  as snakes do 

     to hush = to make someone  silent by  putting  the index finger on one's mouth 

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    1. When I got near the child, the dog began at me.

    2. Someone at the door the bell twice.

    3. It was a cold and chilling night. Wolves were at the moon.

    4. Tigger, the cat, was sleeping near the fireplace, peacefully.

    5. The rain was against my bedroom window.

    6. When I paid her a compliment, the girl my face.

    7. I heard a sound and saw a viper on the sidewalk.

    8. I couldn't sleep all night as my husband was loud.

    9. The police car came to a halt with a of brakes.

    10. The thunder was in the distance: a storm was approaching.

    11. When the wind is strong, all the doors and windows of my house .

    12. A rattlesnake emits a sound as though metal pieces were being shaken.

    13. The pigs in the pigsty were in the mud.

    14. Just as we were about to enter the Cathedral, a priest us up.









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