interjection used to express delight, relief, regret, or contempt
interjection used to express surprise, triumph, or derision
clearing one's throat
interjection used in hailing (to call or greet) a ship, as in "ship ahoy"
exclamation expressing pain. there is a webpage dedicated to the many different spellings of aargh on the web. The top five most common spellings is argh, aargh, aaargh, arrgh, arrrgh.
interjection used to express mild disappointment, gentle entreaty, or real or mock sympathy or sentiment
Sound uttered by a person choking. Also gak, argh, gasp
1. to talk enthusiastically or excessively, 2. to utter meaningless or unintelligible sounds. imitative origin.
Extremely curvaceous female buttocks. Urban dictionary: When the immense, rounded muscle tissue of the rear creates a sound wave ripping through the local environment making a pressure wave against the ear drum in a pleasing Ba-dOnk-a-dOnk rhythm. Also: A womens derriere that has the shape of, and bounces like a basketball. The word is derived from the sound produced when you bounce a basketball. A case of the sound of one urban icon, naming another urban icon with similar propensities but that doesn't really make a sound.
interjection used to express disdain or contempt
to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly. From baulare (Medieval Latin) or baula (Old Norse), imitative origin.
interjection similar in meaning to fooled you! or gotcha! after a prank. It first appeared in the tv sitcom The Big Bang Theory and is used by the character named Sheldon.
It probably comes from the word zing and ba and a may just have been added for added effect. See video of Bazinga!-moments
loose chatter. Also: blabber
Loose chatter. also: blab
nonsense, silly talk
to utter abruptly and impulsively, as in "to blurt out the first word that comes to mind"
1. used to express derision, disapproval 2. Used to startle someone, when said loudly and abruptly
A word that describes the sound of an explosion; an expression used to express awesomeness. Ex. (1) We lit the gas can on fire, and it went "BOOSH!". (2) When Tamera aced the test, we heard her shout, "BOOSH!" in celebration. Urban Dictionary - Thanks to students of Ms. Lane's 7th grade class! Find more explosions
the act of belching
uvular pronounciation of the letter "r"
1. a sibilant humming sound, like a bee (also: bzzz, hum) 2. the sound of a buzzer 3. a confusion of activity and gossip, chatter, talk. Also used as a verb "the bees were buzzing", "he buzzed a servant"
1. the sound made by a hen after laying an egg, 2. talking in a cackling manner, probably has partial imitative origin
to chew noisily. also: champ
to converse easily and familiarly. also a name for small birds, such as the warbler
quick repeated sounds (by birds or humans)
light, informal conversation
to chew or bite something
stereotyped phrase (imitative origin, from the sound of dropping the matrix on the molten metal)
1. slight sharp sound, eg. camera making a photo. 2. nonvocal suction sound in some languages, 3. to talk noisily or rapidly. The sound made by dolphins is also called "clicking".
In the media: click it or ticket is the name and slogan of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign aimed at increasing the use of seat belts among young people in the United States. Also: "clunk click, every trip (click the seatbelt on after clunking the car door closed; UK campaign) and: "click, clack, front and back" (click, clack of connecting the seatbelts; AU campaign)
to expel air noisily from the lungs, usually to expel fluids that resonate during breathing
1. To hum or sing softly. 2. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner. 3. (Scottish) To roar or bellow. Possibly of imitative origin. Originally "to bellow like a bull" as well as "to utter a low, murmuring sound" Etymonline
throat-disease with a sharp, barking cough. imitative origin
1. to chew with a noisy crackling sound, 2. to crush, grind, or tread noisily
sound of footsteps on gravel, stones
1. to call loudly, 2. to weep, 3. verb for the sound of a trumpet (in the poem "Lepanto" by G. K. Chesterton: "... Don John calling through the blast and the eclipse, crying with the trumpet, with the trumpet of his lips"
interjection used to express sudden recognition of a foolish blunder or an ironic turn of events, popularized by The Simpsons tv cartoon series, in which main character Homer uses it often. also: doh.
vocal sound produced by a human infant
interjection used to express actual or feigned ignorance or stupidity, also used derisively to indicate that something just stated is all too obvious or self-evident
interjection used to ask for confirmation or repetition or to express inquiry ; used especially in Canadian English in anticipation of the listener's or reader's agreement
Sound of masturbating (male)
(possibly of imitative origin, but debatable) English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to flatulence. Onomatopoeia for farts have been suggested in various internet forums in response to questions of people who needed a word to describe the sound: eg. here and here. The suggested words include brrt, braaah, THPPTPHTPHPHHPH (Calvin and Hobbes), phhhhhhrt, PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP, pff, prtrtrtrgurtrufnasutututut, prrrt, PFFT!, PHHhhhh..., SPLPLPLLLP, WHOooooffff, poot, prrrrrrrvt, scraeft, ppppppwwarrrrppppp, pllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooaaa..., RRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPPPP, fuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrt, thhhppbbbb, verrrrrrrrrnnnnnntttttt, hooooooooooooooooooooooooonk, pbpbpbpbp, frr frr frrrrrr rampooooooooo ag, pppppppptttttttttttttttttttttttt, flurpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp... Also, according to many responders it depends on the fart (farting can make many possible sounds).
See fart. (The word "flatulence" is not an onomatopoeia)
A flighty or whimsical person, usually a young woman. In modern use, it is used as a slang term, especially in Yorkshire, for a gossipy or overly talkative person. Its origin is in a meaningless representation of chattering.
flip-flops are a simple footwear named by sound produced when walking in them
a ribald laugh to draw attention to a double entendre. From Viz magazine comic strip Finbarr Saunders (thanks, Patz Gardiner)
sound produced by victim of punch in the stomach (Shonen Jump, Dragon Ball, manga comic). the original word, meaning "to catch the breath convulsively and audibly (as with shock)" is not directly imitative
interjection used to express disbelief or exasperation. As in: Geez, stop shouting at me like that!. Alternative to saying Jesus! in order to be less offensive. Also: sheesh.
1. gibberish is rapid, inarticulate, often foolish sounding speech, 2. according to this wikipedia entry, it is also a verb for the sound made by apes/monkeys (as in "dogs bark, monkeys gibber")
laugh in a manner suggestive of foolish levity or uncontrollable amusement
sound something liquidy and unappetizing hitting a dinner plate
sound of swallowing a drink
to strike teeth together
to bite persistently
1. to utter a loud deep sound of grief or pain, 2. the sound of funeral bells (in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe, 3. sound of drums (in the poem "Lepanto" by G. K. Chesterton: "...For he heard drums groaning and he heard guns jar ..."
to mutter in discontent
to growl, rumble. Grumpy: surly tempered, making inarticulate noises betokening displeasure
pig vocalization, the deep short sound characteristic of a hog
1. foolish nonsense
2. annoying or playful criticism
course, hearty, boisterous laughter, belly laugh
to swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts. e.g. "she gulps down a whole mug of coffee".
sound of footstep ("Pedro and the padre", by Verna Aardema)
signature laugh of Nelson, a character from The Simpsons. Nelson is a bully at Bart Simpson's school, and he laughs at anyone who is in danger. His laugh is also written as "Haw-Haw!". link to sound
Interjection, an expression of disdain, disbelief, protest, or dismissal; a huff, grunt, or snort. also: harumpf
laughter, often used to express scorn or disbelief. Often duplicated or triplicated (haw haw or haw haw haw)
an audible effort to force up phlegm from the throat
1. bray of a donkey, 2. loud coarse laugh
clearing throat. Also: ahem
interjection used especially to call attention or to express interrogation, surprise, or exultation
interjection used as a greeting
spasm of the respiratory organs accompanied by a resonant gasping noise. Also: hiccough
interjection used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah). in the meaning "trendy" or "informed", it may come from "hep" (african-american slang), of which the origin is not clear
interjection used in many ways, one of which is to indicate that one is thinking, feeling, introspecting. also: hmm (more m's are added for dramatic effect or other reasons
interjection used to express doubt or contempt. Also: humph, humpf
interjection used to express weariness, boredom, or disdain
exclamation used to express joy, approval, or encouragement. also: hurrah
member of native S. African race. Possibly imitative of the language spoken by the people referred to
interjection used to express surprise, disbelief, or confusion, or as an inquiry inviting affirmative reply, also: uh-huh
interjection used to express doubt or contempt. also: humpf, hmpf
exclamation used to express joy, approval, or encouragement. also: hooray
to put at rest, stop talking, make quiet
to talk fast and indistinctly, imitative origin
(pronounced cashel)sound of a rattly, phlegmy cough
sound of running footsteps ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)
the sound of ice skates during a game of hockey (ref)
Sound of a skateboarder skateboarding. Skateboarder doing a trick: "Krrrrrrrr, snap! (pause) Crack! Krrrrrrrr..." user Mikemega on answerbag.com
to drink, lick with the tongue
to speak with sibilant utterance
Sound of a beating heart. This seems the most common spelling, used in medical texts. Also: dup-dup; ba bum; plop-plop; thud-thud; pop-pop; Sometimes the heart is said to throb and throb is also thought to have imitative origin. (Yahoo Answers, 1, 2)
to rove or pillage for spoils. This word may be of imitative origin, imitating the vocalization of a tomcat
1. long low inarticulate murmur, 2. (less common) word describing the sound of doves (as in "The moan of doves in immemorial elms" in the poem "Come Down, O Maid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson), 3. (less common) the sound of wind (in the poem "the night wind", by Eugene Field: "... For the wind will moan in its ruefullest tone:
sound with closed lips not wanting to speak
to speak indistinctly
to chew steadily
1. subdued continuous sound (often human voices), 2. to murmur, (less common) verb describing the sound of a swarm of bees or flies (as in "murmuring of innumerable bees", from the poem "Come Down, O Maid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
to speak almost inaudibly with closed lips
to chatter aimlessly
interjection used to express amazement, joy, or surprise
1. strength, power (you need to put more oomph in your story) 2. sex appeal 3. a low pitched grunting or thudding sound (Oomph! grunted the boxer when punched in the gut).
coughing sound, used by a recurring character named Lorraine from the TV show Mad TV. She makes this sound when clearing her throat, also perhaps in disgust and/or satisfaction as well as in times of awkward silence to ease the tension. It is normally accompanied with a saying such as "god that's cute" while she unknowingly destroys the property of others when checking things out. Laymen can make this sound as well in their everyday life to add comedic relief to a conversation making references to Lorraine, as well as to describe something disgusting. Video: Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3.
interjection used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay, also: woops, whoops
interjection expressing pain or displeasure
a typical exclamation expressing pain
1. used to express relief or fatigue 2. used to express disgust at or as if at an unpleasant odor
interjection used to express repudiation or disgust
Children's euphemism meaning excrement. This word is thought to be of imitative origin
sound uttered to get a person's attention without alerting others, to tell a secret for example. often followed by whispering
to vomit, of imitative origin
to utter words in a rapid and confused manner
short for raspberry tart, rhyming slang for fart: a sound of contempt made by protruding the tongue between the lips and expelling air forcibly to produce a vibration; broadly : an expression of disapproval or contempt. Also "rasp", "razz" or "Bronx cheer". As in "blowing a raspberry", "making a Bronx cheer". Ref: thesneeze , wikipedia.
to utter a shrill piercing cry. note: the vocalization of eagles is often called screaming, although according to this wikipedia article, Bald Eagles normally squeak and have a shrill cry, punctuated by grunts, and the scream that is found in films this is usually the call of a Red-tailed Hawk, dubbed into films for dramatic effect.
1. a high shrill piercing cry usually expressing pain or terror, 2. the high pitched sound the tires of a car make when it turns at high speed
exclamation used to introduce an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation - - She prayed for his arrival and shazam! There he was. Shazam is also the name of the wizard in Captain Marvel comics and the title of Marvel comic books.
interjection used to express disbelief or exasperation. As in: Sheesh, stop shouting at me like that!. Alternative to saying Jesus! in order to be less offensive. Also: geez.
the sound of female masturbation Yahoo answers
interjection used especially in driving away an unwanted animal
to utter a loud sharp cry, screech
footsteps of someone who does not fully lift feet off the ground while walking (old / injured)
sound of swimming ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)
to emit a deep breath, sometimes expressing weariness
sound of nails on a blackboard (ref)
to behave (feed) in a careless noisy fashion
to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking
to make an explosive noise to clear the nostrils, probably of imitative origin, see also atchoo
to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling
to show or express disdain or scorn. also: snuffle
to snort, to make harsh noises through nose and mouth while sleeping
to catch the breath convulsively, usually when crying
a noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters
to cry out loudly
to utter a short shrill cry or noise
1. to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash. 2. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument. 3. to make a splashing sound. 4. to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound.
To twist one's body with snakelike motions from shame or embarrassment, or to evade a question. Possibly imitative
sound of noodles being sucked (manga)
sound of whispering
interjection, used as mock fanfare to call attention to something remarkable. also: ta-dah, tada
sound of thin high heels or pumps. also: tap, tap, tap
1. to gossip, 2. to chatter aimlessly (imitative origin)
sounds coming out of the loudspeaker in the subway during an important announcement (ref)
sound of suppressed giggle
sound of clicking with the tongue ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)
pronounced as an alveolar click; often in quick repetition, as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.
exclamation expressing pain, frustration or annoyance
1. sound of coughing, 2. used to indicate the sound of a cough or grunt or to express disgust or horror
interjection used to indicate affirmation, agreement, or gratification, also: huh
interjection used to indicate dismay or concern
interjection used to express exuberance or enthusiasm or to attract attention
to shed tears
to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound
exclamation of astonishment or relief making a whistling sound
to utter a low somewhat shrill protracted sound
to speak softly under one's breath
1. command to stop (horse) 2. command to slow an action or thought, often used to express alarm or astonishment
an infection of the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis (or B. pertussis). It's characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in
interjection used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay, also: oops, woops
interjection used typically to express mild apology, surprise, or dismay, also: oops, whoops
interjection used to express amazement
the sound of someone muttering, grunting, in protest (Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa, by Verna Aardema)
noisy talk. Alternative spelling: 'yakety yak'. Also the title of a famous song by doo-wop group the Coasters (1958).
boring or empty talk - often used interjectionally especially in recounting words regarded as too dull or predictable to be worth repeating. also: yada yada
1. to utter a sharp cry; yelp. 2. to talk loudly, raucously, or coarsely.
interjection used to express exuberant delight or triumph
the traditional cry of a cowboy, often as an expression of positive excitement, similar to yahoo
exclamation expressing pain
interjection expressing shock and alarm, often for humorous effect: "Yikes! It is cold!"
interjection used to express exuberant delight or triumph
the "sound" of someone stealing something. the word is spoken to make obvious or humorous the playful theft of an item in front of others. (e.g. "you shouldn't leave your wallet lying around like that...Yoink!". used often in the cartoon series "the Simpsons")
interjection used to attract attention, also: yahoo
to cry loudly with pain, caterwaul, howl
exclamation expressing disgust
exclamation expressing disgust. Sometimes "yuck yuck" is used as the sound of laughter, but for that "yuk yuk" is used more often
laughter. similar in flavor to "har har", but more old fashioned and more hick
highly attractive or pleasing, exclamation to express joy derived from the prospect of eating tasty food
sound of a defibrillator (ref)
the sound of a person or animal sleeping