Onomatopoeia Dictionary
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Automotive

A

aaht aahht bloooot

sounds of busy city horns (cars) MAD magazine

keywords automotive tone

ah-ooh-ga

other spellings: ah-ooo-ga, ah-ooh-gah, oo-ga. 1. Klaxon sound signaling "dive" in 1940's US navy submarines ref 2. Sound produced by horn on antique automobiles such as Ford Model-A ref1, ref2

keywords automotive horn

B

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

keywords animal bird automotive tone

beep beep beep beep beep beep whirrrffftt bonk

Sound of a forklift (From Diggers go by Steve Light). All caps in the book BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP WHIRRRFFFTT BONK

keywords engine lift truck automotive

bllgh blllgggh blllllgggghh

(automotive) sound of boiling coolant Cartalk

keywords engine automotive liquid water

boooOOOOOOooo

(automotive) sound of a bad turbo. Cartalk

keywords engine automotive

BWEEP bip bip BWEEP

U.S. city police siren in traffic (ref)

keywords police tone alarm siren city car automotive

bwwob bwwwobbubwub

Sound of a car engine low on coolant Cartalk

keywords automotive engine

C

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)

keywords human animal automotive

F

Ffffffffffffff

1. blowing on hot soup 2. flatulence (fart) 3. air running out of a tire

keywords gas air eat_drink automotive food

floovb, floovb, vwomp, vwomp

sound of a bad tire of a car. Cartalk

keywords automotive engine movement rubber

G

gulla, gulla, glugluglugluglug

sound of a bad axle, in a car (Cartalk)

keywords automotive car engine metal

H

hissssssssss ssss ss

(automotive) sound a of a failing brake booster

keywords engine automotive

honk

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

keywords animal bird automotive

J

jee je je jeee

(automotive) clutch release bearing on the way out. Cartalk

keywords engine automotive

K

kaaapooooom

sound of a car running over a road safety bump (ref)

keywords car automotive movement hit

N

NEE-eu NEE-eu

French police siren (ref)

keywords police traffic siren tone alarm car automotive

nnnghuh nnnguh

Sound of a broken power steering pump in a car Cartalk

keywords automotive engine

P

puhVRooPuhHoo puhVROOpuhHOO

Sound of an engine misfire in a car Cartalk

keywords automotive engine

R

rooaaarrr

sound of a car when driving fast

keywords engine automotive movement

S

schwump schwump schwump schwump

sound of windshield wipers of a car during heavy rain (ref). More rain sounds. More car sounds

keywords rain weather automotive liquid water

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

keywords human human pain animal engine automotive movement crack

T

tuckaTHUCKtuckaTHUCKtucka

sound of engine knocking. Car Talk

keywords automotive engine metal

tuk-tuk

Common name for auto rickshaw, imitative of the sound of the small two-stroke engine (thailandtuktuk.net). Also called trishaw, auto, rickshaw, autorick, bajaj, rick, tricycle, mototaxi, or baby taxi.

keywords engine automotive

V

varoom

sound of a fast driving car or an explosion (Also the title of a Roy Lichtenstein painting. Find more explosions.

keywords explosion engine automotive movement

vooRRRR, vooRRR, vooRRR

Engine revving up and down Cartalk

keywords automotive engine

vroom

sound of a car

keywords engine automotive movement

W

woh woh woh woh

(automotive) sound of a bad bearing in the timing belt tensioner

keywords engine automotive

Y

YEEeeEEeeEEeeEEeeEEee!

Sound of a loose belt in a car engine Cartalk

keywords automotive engine