Onomatopoeia Dictionary
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Tones, alarms

A

aaht aahht bloooot

sounds of busy city horns (cars) MAD magazine

keywords automotive tone

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 screeeech ruuurrrump pa-lump

Sounds made by a dump truck (Diggers go by Steve Light, all caps in the book BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP SCREEEECH RUUURRRUMP PA-LUMP

keywords truck dump rubble dirt stone sand engine

blare

loud sound

keywords music misc tone engine

bleep

electronically generated tone. "to bleep" often means "to mask inappropriate language on television or radio"

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blip

a short, crisp sound

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bringg

sound of ringing telephone. More telephone sounds

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brinng

sound of ringing telephone. More telephone sounds

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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"

keywords human animal tone

bweee

electric power tone

keywords tone

BWEEP bip bip BWEEP

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

keywords police tone alarm siren city car automotive

C

crunch, crunch, crunch

sound of footsteps on gravel, stones

keywords human stones

E

eeeeeee

siren

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eeeoooeeeooo

siren

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G

gr gr k k grk

Sound of scraping and hammering in rocky material at an archeological / paleontological excavation. from:
Dinosaur King Vol 1, by Yohei Sakai. All caps in the book: GR GR K K GRK

keywords stone carving metal digging

H

hhhhrrrrrrnnnnngggg

sound of the goal light and siren in a hockey game (ref)

keywords sports hockey goal alarm siren tone

N

NEE-eu NEE-eu

French police siren (ref)

keywords police traffic siren tone alarm car automotive

S

skwee brrumm brrumm skoooooo skooooo

Sounds made by a front loader (Diggers go by Steve Light, all caps in the book SKWEE BRRUMM BRRUMM SKOOOOOO SKOOOOO)

keywords engine rubble sand stone dirt metal

W

waaank

sound of a train horn (ref)

keywords horn tone alarm train

weeeoooeee

siren

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whoop

1. to cry out or creating a disturbance. Also: whoopee, whoop it up, whoop-de-doo. 2. Sound of a siren (whoop, whoop, whoop)

keywords tone

woo-woo-woo

siren

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woop woop

Sound of a police car in the United States. Police often use the siren intermittently. Also spelled whoop whoop. This onomatopoeia is used in the chorus of the 1993 hip hop track Sound of da Police by KRS-One. Hear a police car

keywords alarm tone music