There are many onomatopoeia examples in English. Learning Onomatopoeia words can really improve your or your students’ writing and can help to bring a story or a poem to life. If you’re not sure what onomatopoeia words are, they are words that describe and mimic the sound of an object or an action. For example, a dog’s bark, a snake’s hiss, etc.
On this page, we have put together many onomatopoeia examples and a list of onomatopoeia words in English. You’ll also find many onomatopoeia example sentences to help you learn how to use these fun words.
Here is a list of onomatopoeia Examples:
Onomatopoeia Examples: Animal Sounds
The following onomatopoeia examples are sounds that animals make.
- meow – the sound a cat makes
- purr – the sound a cat makes
- woof – the sound a dog makes
- moo – the sound a cow makes
- oink – the sound a pig makes
- cock-a-doodle-doo – the sound a rooster makes
- roar – the sound a bear/lion makes
- hee-haw – the sound a donkey makes
- quack – the sound a duck makes
- hoot – the sound an owl makes
- chirp – the sound a bird makes
- cluck – the sound a chicken makes
- cuckoo – the sound a cuckoo bird makes
- hiss – the sound a snake makes
- neigh – the sound a horse makes
- ribbit – the sound a frog makes
- tweet – the sound a bird makes
Onomatopoeia Examples: Sounds People Make
The following list of onomatopoeia examples are sounds that people make.
Onomatopoeia Examples: Impact Sounds
Here following list of onomatopoeia examples are impact sounds / collision sounds.
Onomatopoeia Examples: Water Sounds
The following onomatopoeia examples are all water sounds / the sound that water makes.
Onomatopoeia Examples: Food and Cooking Sounds
The following onomatopoeia examples are all food / cooking sounds.
Onomatopoeia Example Sentences
Here are some Onomatopoeia example sentences.
- The dog barked all night.
- The mouse went squeak as it ran across the room.
- Suddenly, there was a loud thud at the door.
- The waves crashed against the side of the boat.
- The sausages are sizzling in the pan.
- The corn went pop in the microwave.
- The was a loud bang and then everything went dark.
- The audience clapped at the end of the show.
- I heard a huge roar and turned around and saw a bear.
- Water was gushing everywhere.
- The owl hooted all night.
- A loud crack came from the ice.
- Kelly’s teeth chattered as she stood out in the cold.
- A twig snapped under my feet.
- My cat purrs when I stroke it.
- Splash went the water when Chris jumped in.
- Dad burped loudly after dinner.
- The tap dripped water all night long.
- Pitter-Patter went the rain.
- The snake hissed at me as I got closer.
- Mom always hums when she is cooking.
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