Examples of Onomatopoeia
Read this Words Aloud for Fun
When introducing onomatopoeia it is a great time to discuss how so many English words ‘sound like’ the sound they are describing.
Students really enjoy making the ‘sounds’ of these words… and often loudly.
Animal Sounds – bark, baa baa, bark, bow-wow, buzz, cheep, chirp, cluck, cuckoo, flutter, gallop, growl, hiss, howl, moo, meow, neigh, oink, purr, quack, quack, roar, squeak, squeal, tweet, woof, yap,
Crowd Sounds – cheer, clap, boo, roar, gasp,
Cooking – sizzle, bubble,
Human Noises – achoo, ahem, belch, chatter, crunch, flick, giggle, hiccup, huh, hum, itch, kiss, mumble, phew, shush, slurp, sniff, snort, tsk, ugh,
Loud – bam, bang, bash, boom, clang, ding dong, hack, pop, smack, vroom, whack, wham, whizz, zoom,
Mechanical – honk, beep-beep, beep, boing, boink, bonk, clatter, cock a doodle do, click, clack, clunk, ding, fizz, flush, honk, ping, snip, ratchet, ticktock, twang, zap, zing, zip,
Nature Sounds – crackle, drip, flutter, gurgle, rumble, rustle, splash, squish, swoosh, whoosh,
Noises I Hate – screeeeeeeech,
Quiet Sounds – whisper, tinkle, shhh
Research and discuss other words ‘sound like they are written’.