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ack-ack-ack-ackawoooo-ack-ack-ack

Fox vocalization. Rarely heard guttural chattering with occasional yelps and howls, mostly heard when animals are in close proximity to one another. Popular Science

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ah uh ah uh

sound of a dog panting. Find more panting dog sounds. ref

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ar rooff

dog barking (Doggies by Sandra Boynton) More dog vocalizations

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arf

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

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aroo

the sound made by a wolf, when howling

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awk

Sound uttered by a person choking. Also gak, argh, gasp

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B

baa

sheep vocalization

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babbler

large family of bird species. Example: the gray-crowned babbler (Australia), also sometimes called the yahoo, after one of its calls. The name babbler or chatterer may come from the birds' continuous raucous babbling/chattering when in groups. about this bird

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baraag

elephant vocalization, trumpeting

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bark

verb for dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

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bawl

to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly. From baulare (Medieval Latin) or baula (Old Norse), imitative origin.

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bay

dog vocalization (in the poem Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton: "... Don John's hunting, and his hounds have bayed ...". Find more dog vocalizations

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beep

bird , automobile horn, or computer generated tone. "Beep beep!" is also the signature call of the Road Runner character (a bird) in the Looney Tunes cartoons. Find more tones

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bellbird

(Anthornis melanura) bird species found in New Zealand. Maori language name Korimako. The bellbird forms a significant component of the famed New Zealand dawn chorus of bird song that was much noted by early European settlers. It has a bell-like song. about this bird

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bleat

1. to utter or play loudly or harshly, 2. the natural cry of a sheep, goat or calf 3. to talk complainingly or in a whining tone of voice

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blep

The sound of sticking your tongue out. Often used in cat pictures on the internet, showing a cat with tongue sticking out.

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bob-white

any of a genus (Colinus) of quail; especially : a popular game bird (C. virginianus) of eastern and central North America having mottled chiefly reddish-brown plumage

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bobolink

bird species named by their typical call. about this bird

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boom

1. deep, hollow sound, explosion. Find more explosion words 2. verb for the sound produced by the (male) bittern, a bird species, to attract the females and establish their territory. each male has a unique voice. the boom of the male bittern is the lowest-pitched and the most far-carrying song produced by any European bird. it is written as "oonk-a-lunk" or "punk-er-lunk" and can be heard up to 5 km away in the right weather conditions. about this bird

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boop

A light tap or bump on the nose in a cute way. This word is an ideophone, meaning that it evokes the idea of sound to describe phenomena that do not necessarily have sound. While not technically onomatopoeia, it is used like onomatopoeia. know your meme

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borborygmus

the rumbling sound produced by the movement of gas through the intestines of animals, including humans. Stomach growling.

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bow-wow

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

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brahnk

bullfrog vocalization (When the fireflies come by Jonathan London).

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bray

to utter the characteristic loud harsh cry of a donkey

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brekekekex, koax, koax

(Ancient Greek) frog . Features in Aristophanes' comedy Batrachoi ("The Frogs", (405 BCE) - as translated by Matthew Dillon. The phrase was also used by Hans Christian Andersen, in the fairy tale Tommeliden ("Thumbelina", 1835)

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bumblebee

A bumblebee (also spelled as bumble bee) is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. They are characterized by are characterised by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. Etymonline: 1520s, replacing M.E. humbul-be, alt. by assoc. with M.E. bombeln "to boom, buzz," echoic, from PIE base *kem "to hum," echoic.

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buzz

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"

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bzzz

sound of a flying insect

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C

cackle

1. the sound made by a hen after laying an egg, 2. talking in a cackling manner, probably has partial imitative origin

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caterwaul

to make a harsh cry (like a cat in heat). More cat sounds

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caw

bird , usually a raven or crow

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chachalaca

bird species name, see plain chachalaca

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chat

to converse easily and familiarly. also a name for small birds, such as the warbler

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chatter

quick repeated sounds (by birds or humans)

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chatterer

1. a person who chatters 2. common name for bird species, see babbler

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cheep

bird vocalization (nonspecific)

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chickadee

any of several small North American oscine birds (genus Poecile of the family Paridae) that are related to the titmice. about this bird

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chiffchaff

name of bird species, named by its song. about this bird

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chirp

bird vocalization (nonspecific)

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chirr

the short vibrant or trilled sound, characteristic of an insect (as a grasshopper or cicada)

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chirrup

1. to utter a series of chirps, or to make clucking or clicking sounds with the lips, as in urging on a horse, 2. bird vocalization

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chitter

to twitter or chatter (high-pitched sounds), like a bird, or raccoon

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chomp

to chew or bite something. Find more chewing noises

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chough

genus Pyrrhocorax of birds in the Corvidae (crow) family. now universally pronounced 'chuff'. However it probably originally rhymed with "how", as 'chow' is a reasonable representation of its call (according to this website). link1 (white-winged chough), link2 (red-billed chough)

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chuck-will's-widow

(Caprimulgus carolinensis) nocturnal bird of the nightjar family Caprimulgidae, similar to the whip-poor-will, found in the southeastern United States near swamps, rocky uplands, and pine woods. It migrates to the West Indies, Central America, and northwestern South America. voice: Call a loud "Chuck-will's-widow," with the first "chuck" being quiet and inaudible at a distance. about this bird

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chukar

The Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. Their song is a noisy chuck-chuck-chukar-chukar from which the name is derived. More

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clack

1. chatter, prattle 2. to make an abrupt striking sound or series of sounds, such as footsteps 3. cry of a bird , especially fowl. see also: cackle, cluck 4. Sound of a late 19th century gun being closed after loading, according to a reply to a yahoo!Answers post about the sound of old guns

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clang

1. loud ringing metallic sound. For example clang or klang is often used for when an aluminum baseball bat hits the baseball 2. to clang, verb for harsh cry of a bird (as a crane or goose), 3. to clang, verb for the sound of fire bells (features in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe).

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click

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)

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clip clop

sound of a walking horse. More horse sounds

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clippity-clop

sound of galloping horse. More horse sounds

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clitter

to make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures, as of male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers

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cluck

1. bird : the peculiar sound of a brooding hen 2. To make a clicking sound with the tongue

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cock-a-doodle-doo

call of a rooster, usually in the morning

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common poor-will

(Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) nocturnal bird of the family Caprimulgidae, the nightjars, found from British Columbia and southeastern Alberta, through the western United States to northern Mexico. Call: a loud "poor-will." about this bird

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coo

bird , characteristic note of doves and pigeons

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cricket

name of chirping insect, grasshopper

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croak

1. frog , 2. to utter a deep hoarse cry

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croaker

Common name for Sciaenidae, a family of fish. Also called drums or hardheads for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make. The sounds are produced by the beating of abdominal muscles against the swim bladder. more

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croon

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

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crow

to utter the cry of a rooster

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crunch

1. to chew with a noisy crackling sound, 2. to crush, grind, or tread noisily. Find more chewing noises

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cuckcoo

cuckoo, bird species Cuculus Canorus, named by its cry. Also, a type of clock named after the bird. link1 (bird), link2 (clock)

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curlew

any of various largely brownish chiefly migratory birds (especially genus Numenius) having long legs and a long slender down-curved bill and related to the sandpipers and snipes. name is imitative of the sound it makes. about this bird

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currawong

bird species name, see pied currawong

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D

dickcissel

name of bird species (Spiza americana). small American seed-eating bird in the family Cardinalidae. voice: From an open perch in a field, this bird's song is a sharp "dick dick" followed by a buzzed "cissel", also transcribed as "skee-dlees chis chis chis" or "dick dick ciss ciss ciss". about this bird

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dikdik

small antelope that lives in the bushes of East Africa, Angola and Namibia. Dik-diks are named for the alarm calls of the females, which make a dik-dik, or zik-zik sound. In addition to the female's alarm call, both the male and female make a shrill whistling sound.

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dook

1. sound of drinking from a bottle ('dook, dook, dook' as in webcomic Scary Go Round) 2. verb: to dook, clucking or chuckling sound made by ferrets when excited or happy. More about ferrets

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drone

male honeybee, probably of imitative origin

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E

eastern phoebe

(Sayornis phoebe) small passerine bird. This tyrant flycatcher breeds in eastern North America, although its normal range does not include the southeastern coastal USA. It is migratory, wintering in the southernmost USA and Central America. Voice: Song is two rough, whistled notes, "fee-bee" with the second note rasping or with a stuttered, more whistly second note "fee-b-be-bee." Call note a clear chip. about this bird

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eastern whipbird

(Psophodes olivaceus) bird species found in eastern Australia. The Whipbirds' long "whip" call, one of the most characteristic sounds of the Australian bush, is performed as a duet. The male makes the drawn out whip crack and the female usually follows quickly with a sharp "choo-choo". about this bird

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eee-aaaah

donkey , also: hee haw (verb: to bray)

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eek eek

1. monkey, mouse or rat vocalization 2. sound of a squaky shoe (from "Mr. Brown can moo, can you?" by Dr. Seuss) 3. human exclamation uttered when scared or distressed

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F

finch

name for a family of passerine birds (fringilla), whose call is often written as "fink fink", "pink pink", or "spink spink" about this bird. may be of imitiative origin

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flap

1. a blow, 2. noise of a bird's wing in motion, 3. to strike with something flexible or broad

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flicker

1. to flutter, hover, vibrate 2. bird species name, see northern flicker

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flutter

1. to flap wings rapidly, 2. to float to and fro

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freh, freh, freh

sound of an animal (particularly a dog/wolf/coyote) shaking water off its fur ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)

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fwip fwip fwip

sound of a dog's wagging tail ( Wag! Patrick McDonnell)

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G

gag

to choke

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gaggle

the chatter or cackle of geese

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gecko

name of lizard species, comes from Malay word "gekoq", imitiative of its call. (More about geckos)

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gibberish

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")

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gnash

to strike teeth together

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gnaw

to bite persistently

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gobble

bird vocalization, typically a turkey

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gray-winged trumpeter

(Psophia crepitans) bird species found in South America, whose song is a low humming, but its call, as its name suggests, is a very loud JEEK or honking TZAAK, which may be the reason for the name "trumpeter". This bird is kept as a pet by Amerindians, since it is easily tamed, hunts snakes, and is a very efficient sentinel, with its unmissable alarm call. about this bird

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great kiskadee

passerine bird (Pitangus sulphuratus) found in southern Texas and middle and south america. this bird is a flycatcher. the voice is described by some sources as dee-kis-ka-dee, by others as BEE-tee-WEE. The latter gives the bird its name in different languages and countries: In Brazilian Portuguese the birds name is bem-te-vi, or bien-te-veo (spanish) meaning ("I've spotted you!"). In El Salvador the bird is known as Cristofue, and in Paraguay as pitogue. In French it is called tyran quiquivi. link1, link2, video

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growl

a low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal, such as a bear

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grrrraaawr

cry of tyrannosaurus rex (imagined). from:
Dinosaur King Vol 1, by Yohei Sakai

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grunt

pig vocalization, the deep short sound characteristic of a hog

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gshaaaa

Hissing sound made by dinosaur or giant lizard. from:
Dinosaur King Vol 1, by Yohei Sakai

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gurrhr

cat vocalization, as used in James Joyce's Ulysses More cat sounds

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H

hah-hah-hah

sound of a dog panting. also: hu hu hu hu, ah uh ah uh, heh-heh-heh. (these were among the replies to a question posted on Yahoo answers)

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heh-heh-heh

sound of a dog panting. also: hu hu hu hu, hah-hah-hah, ah uh ah uh. (Yahoo answers)

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honk

1. bird vocalization (e.g. goose), 2. car-horn

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hoo hoo

bird vocalization: the cry of an owl, also: hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo, whit woo, twit twoo

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hoo hoo hoo hoo

1. monkey vocalization, also: ook, hoo hoo hoo hoo, oo oo oo, 2. the sound of wind, 3. the sound of a ghost (2 and 3: in the poem "The congo" by Vachel Lindsay "...Like the wind. Hoo, Hoo, Hoo. Listen to the yell of Leopold's ghost..."

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hoopoe

name of bird species. imitative origin, but the hoopoe's call is actually a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop". link (video)

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hoot

bird vocalization, usually the cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, tu-whu, terwit terwoo, whit woo

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houyhnhnm

Pronounced "Whin-ems," like a horse's whinny, the Houyhnhnm are a race of intelligent horses in book 4 of Jonathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels

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howl

prolonged, doleful cry, typically of a dog or wolf, but can also be human or monkey. find dog vocalizations

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howler monkey

Howler monkeys are widely considered to be the loudest land animal. The main vocals consist of loud, deep guttural growls or "howls". Their vocalizations can be heard from 3 miles (4.8 km) away. It is hypothesized that the function of howling relates to intergroup spacing and territory protection, as well as possibly mate-guarding. more

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hrrooonnh

this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: muuhhhrrr, rrrruuuurrrr, moo, low, huuuooohar. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)

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hu hu hu hu

sound of a dog panting. also: ah uh ah uh; hah-hah-hah; heh-heh-heh>/a> (Yahoo answers )

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huff

sound of exhaling, blowing, puffing

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hum

1. to make a low inarticulate murmuring sound, sometimes making a melody "to hum a tune", 2. a verb for the sound that bees and hummingbirds make (eg. "the dog barks, the bee hums"), also: buzz

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hummingbird

Hummingbirds are birds that comprise the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds. They can hover in mid-air and fly backwards, Their English name derives from the characteristic hum made by their rapid wing beats. more

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huuuooohar

this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: rrrruuuurrrr, moo, low, hrrooonnh, muuhhhrrr. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)

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huuuuuuuuuugh

cry of a hippopotamus

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J

jump

to move or be moved off the ground. Possibly imitative of the sound of feet coming into contact with ground when landing

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K

Kaaahhkkk

Sound of a cat coughing up a hairball. More cat sounds

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katydid

insect family also known as bush-cricket, long-horned grasshopper, named for the sound produced by the male (north american species)

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kea

(Nestor notabilis) name of a parrot species found in the mountains of New Zealand. Raucous cries of "keeaa" often give away the presence of these highly social and inquisitive birds. about this bird

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killdeer

bird species named by their typical call

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kite

old english name for bird of prey, usually a small hawk - probably imitative of its shrill plaintive cry

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kittiwake

name for bird genus Rissa, two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae, the Black-legged Kittiwake (R. tridactyla) and the Red-legged Kittiwake (R. brevirostris). The name is derived from its call, a shrill "kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake"

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klopp klopp klopp

sound of a horse, walking (from "Mr. Brown can moo, can you?" by Dr. Seuss)

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knot

bird species, see red knot

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kookaburra

The kookaburra is a genus of birds native to australia whose name is imitative of its call. The call sounds a bit like hysterical human laughter, or maniacal cackling, depending on the species. more info, video

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kut-kut-kut

sound of a hen, clucking ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)

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L

lap

to drink, lick with the tongue

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low

cattle vocalization

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M

marauder

to rove or pillage for spoils. This word may be of imitative origin, imitating the vocalization of a tomcat. More cat sounds

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meow

cat vocalization. More cat sounds

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mew

cat vocalization. More cat sounds

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mkgnao

cat vocalization, as used in James Joyce's Ulysses. also spelled mrkgnao; mrkrgnao

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mlem

Sound of sticking out one's tongue, especially to lap up something to drink. Popular with cat pictures on the internet. Blogpost about the difference between mlem and blep

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moo

cow vocalization

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mopoke

bird species also called Morepork, in Australia, two bird species known elsewhere as the tawny frogmouthabout this bird

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morepork

bird species also called mopoke or frogmouth

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mrow

cat vocalization. More cat sounds

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mrrroww

cat vocalization (Doggies by Sandra Boynton). More cat sounds

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mrrrrgggggllll

sound made by murlocs (creatures in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft. also: mrclughluhlua, maagluuuuughhhhhh, mrglmrglmrglmrgl, aurrrrrrrrruuuuggguglugglugglugluguaa (according to players)

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munch

to chew steadily. Find more chewing noises

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muuhhhrrr

this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: rrrruuuurrrr, moo, low, hrrooonnh, huuuooohar. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)

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N

naa

goat vocalization

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neigh

the cry of a horse, also: whinny

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nnn...nnn...nnn

sound of a crying dog. from this book:
Doggies, by Sandra Boynton
Click here for more dog vocalizations

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northern flicker

bird species name (Colaptes auratus). medium-sized member of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, is one of the few woodpecker species that migrates, and is the only woodpecker that commonly feeds on the ground. The song of the Northern Flicker is a loud wick wick wick wick or (according to some sources) a squeaky flick-a, flick-a as in its name. about this bird

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O

oink

the cry of a pig

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om nom nom

vocal sound produced while chewing big bites of something tasty in a hurry, like the way Sesame Street's cookie monster eats (end of clip). Here's another example. Find more chewing noises

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oo oo oo

monkey vocalization, also: ook, hoo hoo hoo hoo

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ook

monkey vocalization, also: hoo hoo hoo hoo

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ow-wow-wow-wow

Fox vocalization. It sounds like a quick series of very high pitched barks. Popular Science

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owl

Nocturnal bird of prey. The name is thought to have imitative origins, imitating the owl's vocalizations. Wikipedia

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owooooah

sound of a coyote howling ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)

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P

pee-oo-wee

bird species name, especially the eastern wood pewee. about this bird

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peeper

any of various tree frogs that peep shrilly, especially the spring peeper

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pewee

Any of eight species of birds of the genus Contopus (family Tyrannidae); it is named for its call, which is monotonously repeated from an open perch. In North America a sad, clear "pee-oo-wee" announces the presence of the eastern wood pewee (C. virens), while a blurry "peeurrr" is the call of the western wood pewee (C. sordidulus). about this bird. also spelled peewee

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pewit

subfamily of birds also called Lapwing. Also: any of several related plovers. about this bird. also spelled peewit

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phoebe

bird species, see eastern phoebe

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pied currawong

(Strepera graculina) large, mostly black bird, with a bright yellow eye, found in Australasia. voice: The main call is a loud "currawong", which gives the bird its name. Other frequent sounds include deep croaks and a wolf whistle about this bird

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pip

1. to peep or chirp, as a chick does. 2. A short, high-pitched radio signal 3. pip-pip-pip: sound of footsteps ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)

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plain chachalaca

(Ortalis vetula) a large bird in the Cracidae family. The call is a loud, raucous RAW-pa-haw or cha-cha-LAW-ka, often by several birds in a rhytmical chorus. link1, video

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poop

Children's euphemism meaning excrement. This word is thought to be of imitative origin

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prrr

sound produced by cats when sociable or (sometimes) when distressed. also: purr. More cat sounds

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ptooey

spitting out something solid such as a cherry pit ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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purr

a sound produced by cats, when sociable or sometimes when distressed. also: prr. More cat sounds

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Q

quack

bird vocalization, cry of a duck. More duck sounds

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R

raow

dog barking. from this book:
Doggies, by Sandra Boynton
Click here to find more dog vocalizations

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rattlesnake

The word 'rattlesnake' is the words 'rattle' and 'snake' joined together. Rattlesnakes receive their name for the rattle located at the end of their tails. The word 'rattle' is likely of imitative origin.

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red knot

(Calidris canutus) is a medium sized shorebird. name may be imitative of the birds vocalization, sometimes described as a soft "knut", or a soft "quer-wer", though usually the bird is silent. link1, link2

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ribbit

frog vocalization

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roar

1. to utter a a full deep prolonged cry. Typical cry of a lion 2. loud boisterous laughter. roaring with laughter is in response to something absolutely hilarious

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rowr

sound of deep prolonged cry ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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rrowff

dog barking. (Doggies by Sandra Boynton) More dog vocalizations

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rrrruuuurrrr

this is one of several suggestions in response to the question of how to write the sound of a bull, on wiki-answers. also: moo, low, hrrooonnh, huuuooohar, muuhhhrrr. if you need a verb: bulls "bellow" (not directly imitative)

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S

scream

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.

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screamer

any of a group of South American bird species (Horned Screamer, Crested Screamer, and Black-necked Screamer) with a loud high-pitched call, which may explain the name. about this bird

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screech

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

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scritch

a screech

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shoo

interjection used especially in driving away an unwanted animal

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shriek

to utter a loud sharp cry, screech

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shuh, shuh, shuh

sound of swimming ("Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexico", by Verna Aardema)

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sifaka

The sifaka is a genus of lemur found in Madagascar. The name is an onomatopoeia of their "shi-fak" alarm call. Wikipedia

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skraaa

bird vocalization

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skraww

bird vocalization

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skreek

cry of a rat

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slobber

to behave (feed) in a careless noisy fashion

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slurp

to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

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snarl

to make an angry sound while showing teeth

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sneeze

to make an explosive noise to clear the nostrils, probably of imitative origin, see also atchoo

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sniff

to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling

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snore

to snort, to make harsh noises through nose and mouth while sleeping

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snort

1. cry of a pig, but horses snort too, sometimes 2. the act or sound of sniffing powdered tabacco or cocaine into the nose 3. suppressed laughter, a burst of laughter through the nose - since this is viewed as so embarrassing, when someone snorts with laughter, it's generally at something surprisingly hilarious

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sora

(Porzana carolina) A small, secretive bird of freshwater marshes, the Sora is the most common and widely distributed rail in North America. voice: Call is a long, high descending whinny. Also a two-noted "sor-AH" call, with second note higher. about this bird

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splosh

make a splashing sound, to make a certain noise or sound, to walk through mud or mire, to cause a liquid to spatter about. also: sploosh

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squawk

cry of a bird

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squeak

cry of a rat (also: skreek), or to utter a short shrill cry or noise

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squeal

to utter a short shrill cry or noise

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squelch

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.

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tabdak tabdak

Sound of a running horse

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terwit terwoo

bird vocalization, the cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, whit woo, twit twoo

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thubalup

sound of a running horse

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tk.tk.tk.tk.tk.tk

sound of a dog's claws as he/she walks on a wooden floor (ref)

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tlot tlot

sound of horse's hooves. used in the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes.
Tlot tlot, tlot tlot! Had they heard it? The horse-hooves, ringing clear;
Tlot tlot, tlot tlot, in the distance! Were they deaf that they did not hear?

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trill

quavering or warbling in singing

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trumpeter

bird species name, see gray-winged trumpeter

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tu-whu

bird vocalization, the cry of an owl. also: hoot, hoo hoo, terwit terwoo, twit twoo, whit woo

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tweet

bird vocalization (small bird)

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twit twoo

bird vocalization, cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo, whit woo

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twitter

to utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds, chirrup

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veery

(Catharus fuscescens) bird species belonging to the larger group of thrushes. voice: Song a resonating, ethereal "da-vee-ur, vee-ur, veer, veer," descending slightly in pitch. Call note is a nasal "phew" or "veer" about this bird

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waak

bird vocalization, cry of a duck. More duck sounds

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wak wak

duck vocalization. More duck sounds

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Whargharble

Sound of a canine syphoning drink from high-velocity hydropneumatic system, or sprinkler. Also: Wharrgarbl. Example, KnowYourMeme. Thanks, Joshua!

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whee

1. pig vocalization, also: oink, grunt 2. (human) exclamation expressing positive excitement.

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wheeze

to breathe with difficulty usually with a whistling sound

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whinny

horse vocalization, to neigh especially in a low or gentle way

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whip-poor-will

bird species noted for its call. about this bird

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whipbird

see eastern whipbird

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whit woo

cry of an owl. also: hoo hoo, hoot, tu-whu, terwit terwoo

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whoa

1. command to stop (horse) 2. command to slow an action or thought, often used to express alarm or astonishment

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whooping crane

bird species name, the tallest North American bird, an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound and call

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willet

bird species (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus). a large sandpiper of the interior West (north america) and the ocean beaches, the willet is known by its piercing calls and bright black-and-white flashing wings. Call: a loud, ringing "pill-will-willet.". about this bird

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woof

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

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yahoo

1. interjection used to express positive excitement or to attract attention, also: yoo-hoo, 2. popular name for the Grey-crowned Babbler (see babbler)

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yakyakyakyak

sound of a cat eating wet food (ref). More cat sounds

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yap

dog vocalization. Find more dog vocalizations

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yar

growling sound

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yelp

a short, sharp cry of a dog. Find more dog vocalizations

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yip

cheep, like a bird

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yoink

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")

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yowl

to cry loudly with pain, caterwaul, howl

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zzzz

the sound of a person or animal sleeping

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