Onomatopoeia Dictionary
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Liquid

B

bllgh blllgggh blllllgggghh

(automotive) sound of boiling coolant Cartalk

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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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burble

to form bubbles, flow with bubbling sound

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D

dibble dibble dopp dopp

sound of rain (from Mr. Brown can moo, can you? by Dr. Seuss). More rain sounds

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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

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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flash

1. sudden burst of flame or light, 2. sudden rush of water

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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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flush

to flood or spray thoroughly with water or other liquid, as for cleansing purposes. flush can have many meanings but in the sense of flooding with liquid it can be seen as imitative

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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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G

gargle

to wash the mouth with suspended liquid, also: gurgle

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gurgle

to flow in a broken irregular current, make the sound of bubbling liquid, washing the mouth with suspended liquid (soundclip), also: gargle

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K

koink

sound of squeezing a can of oil to lubricate something ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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L

lap

to drink, lick with the tongue

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P

pitter-patter

the sound of rain, a repetitive pattering sound. More rain sounds

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Plip - plip - ploop - plip - plip - plip - plip - ploop

sound of light summer rain hitting the roof (ref). More rain sounds

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plop

sound such as that of an object dropping into water with not that much of a splash. "plop, plop, fizz, fizz" used to be the slogan in Alka Seltzer commercials for many years.

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pump

(possibly of imitative origin) mechanical device for raising/moving water or gas

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S

schlip

sound of a person slipping on something, e.g. wet floor ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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schwump schwump schwump schwump

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

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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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slosh

1. to spill or splash (a liquid) copiously or clumsily, 2. to agitate in a liquid (eg. slosh clothes in a solution of bleach and detergent), 3. to splash, wade, or flounder in water or another liquid

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slump

to fall or sink

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smack

to separate wet lips while lightly sucking, thereby producing a sharp noise

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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

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splash

to dash water upon

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splatter

to spatter (something), especially to soil with splashes of liquid

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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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splut

the sound of a pie hitting someone in the face (Garfield (Jim Davis) comic)

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spoot

spitting out a mouthful of liquid ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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sputter

1. to spit out or spray particles of saliva or food from the mouth in noisy bursts, 2. to spit out words or sounds in an excited or confused manner, 3. to make sporadic spitting or popping sounds

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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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squelch, squerch

sound of walking through mud. from:
We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

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squirt

to eject liquid in a jet

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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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T

tinkle

a gentle, ringing sound. Also means "to urinate" (in sort of a childish way) possibly because of the sound.

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tluck....tlock

The sound of a leaking faucet (Squeak, Rumble, Whomp Whomp Womp. Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers, 2012)

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W

Whargharble

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

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