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Gas, air, hissing

B

bamf

BAMF in the Marvel comic books represents the sound of X-Men character Nightcrawler when he transports himself. The sound is caused by air rushing into the area where Nightcrawler's body once was

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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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bubble

air enclosed by liquid, or to bubble: the process of bubbles being formed, probably of imitative origin

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buffoon

(possibly of imitative origin) clown, may stem from allusion to puffing out cheeks as a comic gesture

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F

fart

(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).

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Ffffffffffffff

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

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fizz

1. A hissing or bubbling sound. 2. Effervescence.3. An effervescent / carbonated beverage
"plop, plop, fizz, fizz" used to be the slogan in Alka Seltzer commercials for many years. 4. 2. informal ( often foll by out ) to fail or die out, esp after a promising start. Also spelled as fizzle

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flatulence

See fart. (The word "flatulence" is not an onomatopoeia)

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fwappa

Sound of a parachute opening ( Pokemon Black and White Vol 7 Kusaka & Yamamoto)

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G

gshaaaa

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

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H

hiss

to make a sharp sibilant sound, produced by geese and snakes, or a cat (when angry/scared). More cat sounds

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huff

sound of exhaling, blowing, puffing

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P

pht

sound of an air-pistol, or pistol with silencer. also: ft

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poof

1. interjection used to indicate a sudden vanishing: The magician waved a wand, and poof! The birds disappeared! (often with a little cloud of smoke) In this sense poof may be imitative. 2. effeminate man or male homosexual. In this sense poof is not imitative

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R

raspberry

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.

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S

shush

command to be quiet, often paired with holding the index finger vertically against the lips

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siss

to make a hissing sound

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sizzle

to burn with a hissing sound, buzz

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sniff

to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling

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swish

sound of an object moving through air or water

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swoosh

Nike brand logo, but also the sound of rushing air or water

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V

vroo-vroo

Sound of a whistle of an old steam locomotive. This would be a low-pitched one. A high-pitched one would be more like "vreeeeeeeeeeeeeeew"

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W

whiff

a quick puff or slight gust especially of air, odor, gas, smoke, or spray

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whish

to make a sibilant sound

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whizz

a humming, hissing sound

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Y

yoooo

the sound of wind (in the poem "the night wind", by Eugene Field: "... For the wind will moan in its ruefullest tone: 'Yoooooooo!', 'Yoooooooo!', 'Yoooooooo!' ...")

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