Definition: The use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. 

Using onomatopoeia is a fun way to bring the reader into your poetry or writing.



1. Meow purred the cat.

2. A door banged and someone sneezed "atishoo."

3. We heard the tlot-tlot of the horse’s hooves.

4. The ding-dong of the doorbell is not loud enough.

5. Someone shut that dog up! I'm tired of her yapping at us all day.

6. Zap! The ghosts were eradicated with the laser gun.

7. The tinkle of the rain could be heard in the distance and we knew it was coming our way.

8. Ow! That hurt.

9. He whipped out his magic wand and cast an amazing spell.

10. You scared me when you shouted, “boo.”

11. Ahem! I can hear everything you are saying about me.

12. Ouch!  You just stepped on my toe.

13. Ding, dong, there was someone at the door.

14. Baa, baa whaled the sheep as the rain began to pour.

15. I couldn’t sleep. All I could hear was the drip, drip, drip of the faulty faucet.

16. Yuk! That cheese stinks.

17. Quack, quack went the ducks as we threw them our stale bread.

18. I purchased my dream car online with a click of a mouse.

19. Eek ! I saw a mouse.

20. I heard the whizz of the ball as he hit a home run.


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