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Onomatopoeia Examples | Onomatopoeia Words And Example Sentences

Onomatopoeia Examples

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.

Onomatopoeia Examples

Here is a list of onomatopoeia Examples:

Onomatopoeia Examples: Animal Sounds

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

Onomatopoeia Examples - Sounds People Make

The following list of onomatopoeia examples are sounds that people make.

  • ahem
  • burp
  • achoo
  • chatter
  • gargle
  • hiccup
  • cough
  • hum
  • mumble
  • chomp
  • clap
  • snort
  • slurp
  • groan
  • moan
  • shriek
  • sniff
  • tut
  • whine
  • gulp
  • belch
  • chatter
  • grunt
  • giggle

Onomatopoeia Examples: Impact Sounds

Onomatopoeia Examples - Impact Sounds

Here following list of onomatopoeia examples are impact sounds / collision sounds.

  • bang
  • thud
  • clang
  • clap
  • ding
  • slap
  • thump
  • boom
  • crash
  • whack
  • clink
  • knock
  • tap
  • ping
  • tick

Onomatopoeia Examples: Water Sounds

Onomatopoeia Examples - Water Sounds

The following onomatopoeia examples are all water sounds / the sound that water makes.

  • splash
  • dribble
  • drip
  • drizzle
  • sprinkle
  • pitter-patter
  • squirt
  • plop
  • spurt
  • spit

Onomatopoeia Examples: Food and Cooking Sounds

Onomatopoeia Examples - Food Sounds

The following onomatopoeia examples are all food / cooking sounds.

  • sizzle
  • pop
  • crackle
  • fizz
  • snap
  • crackle
  • bubble
  • spit
  • glug
  • crunch

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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