Onomatopoeia Dictionary
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D

dab

to strike with soft pressure

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dot a dot dot

sound of rain drops hitting a window pane (in the poem Weather by Eve Merriam, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett). More rain sounds

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F

flick

a light sharp jerky stroke or movement

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flick a flack fleck

sound of rain drops hitting a window pane (in the poem Weather by Eve Merriam, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett). More rain sounds

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P

pat

to strike lightly

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patter

to make a series of light striking sounds

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ping-pong

game of table-tennis, imitative origin

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pop

sound of rapping, knocking, or explosive. in the media: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are the cartoon mascots of Kellogg's breakfast cereal Rice Krispies. They are named after the sound rice krispies make when they are dropped in a bowl of milk. Find more explosions.

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R

rap

to strike, esp. with a quick, smart, or light blow

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S

snap

1. to make a cracking sound, eg. snapping your fingers, or a camera making a photo (sound of the shutter). in the media: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are the cartoon mascots of Kellogg's breakfast cereal Rice Krispies. They are named after the sound rice krispies make when they are dropped in a bowl of milk 2. the "sound" of someone's pride being hurt. this is another example of "non-auditory onomatopoeia". other examples: bling bling, yoink and shiiin

keywords hard_hit light_hit crack music

spack a speck speck

sound of rain drops hitting a window pane (in the poem Weather by Eve Merriam, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett). More rain sounds

keywords light_hit weather liquid water

T

tap

to strike lightly

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tch, tch, tch

sound of chopping off branches of wood ("Sebgugugu the Glutton: A Bantu Tale from Rwanda", by Verna Aardema)

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tick

a light rhythmic audible tap or beat

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tick tock

sound of a clock. also: tic toc

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tup

sound of landing (after a jump). from:
Dragon Ball Z Vol 1, by Akira Toriyama

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twiddle

to touch lightly, or to play with. imitative origin

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