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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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