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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #92194: Onomatopoeia
| Onomatopoeia is the use of words that sound like what they describe. |
|bang! ahhhhhhh||rrrrrrrrrrrrr||crash!|| tocotoco.../ dubdubdub...|| neeeeee|
| a car accident,|| a screech of tires ||a second car that crashes into|
the first one,
|the noise of a helicopter,|| a horse that neighs,|
| Moo|| Bawk bawk bawk bawk|| Baaaaaa|| Oink oink|| arr arr arr (hee haw )|
| a cow that moos,|| a hen that clucks,|| a sheep that baas,|| a pig that grunts,|| an ass that brays. |
| And now...|| waaaaaaaaaaa|| ding dong ding dong ding dong|| knock knock,knock|| zzz zzzz zzz|
| the baby is crying,|| the doorbell is ringing,|| somebody is knocking at the door|| and Dad is still snoring!!!!|
| to bubble || to drop || to gurgle || to sizzle || to whirl |
| to click / to clack || to flutter || to kick|| to splash || to whisper |
| to crack || to gasp || to pop || to tinkle || to vroom |
| to crackle || to grumble || to rustle || to whip || to zip |
|Interjections / exclamatory words |
| achoo! || boo! || huh! || gosh!|| hush! / shh! || oops! |
|ouch! ||phew! ||wow! ||yuck! ||yum-yum! |
The fire crackles under the stars.
The water sizzles above the fire.
The campers crunching on potato chips.
Click! Clack! Click! Clack!
The tent poles clicking and clacking together.
As we prepare our sleeping bags to go to sleep.
The crickets say, “good-night”.
| Whaam! (1963) by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein|
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