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