Sounds of animals and objects

Posted: 2013 年 10 月 05 日 in Vocabulary
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In English, onomatopoeia is omnipresent. The following are two tables regarding sounds and motions of animals and objects. Learning onomatopoeia is not difficult because it is easier to learn new words when the formation of a word comes directly from a sound associated with what it is named.

For instructors, the world-famous nursing rhyme Old MacDonald Had a Farm serves perfectly as an exercise to practice the onomatopoeia below. More fun is expected if you group students to have a song relay until they run out of names and sounds of animals. For learners, animal-related vocabularies and expressions play a significant role in English. You may notice some expressions like “as busy as a bee” or “dance like an animal.” So, if you are set to have a large vocabulary, learning onomatopoeia is inevitable. Now, let’s start from learning sounds of animals and objects.

Sounds, motions, and adjective of animal

ANIMAL

SOUND

MOTION

ADJECTIVE

ass bray jog stupid
bear growl lumber clumsy
bee hum flit busy
beetle drone crawl horrid
bird chirp, whistle fly swift
bull bellow charge angry
cat purr, meow steal sleek
cockerel crow strut proud
cow moo, low wander stolid
crow caw flap black
dog bark, growl run faithful
donkey bray trot obstinate
duck quack waddle waddling
elephant trumpet amble ponderous
frog croak leap clammy
hen cackle, cluck strut domestic
horse neigh, whinnie gallop noble
lamb bleat frisk gentle
lion roar prowl tawny

monkey

chatter

climb

agile

mouse

squeak

scamper

timid

owl

hoot

flit

tawny

parrot

talk, screech

flit

saucy

pig

grunt, squeal

trot

fat

pigeon

coo

flutter

gentle

rabbit

squeal

leap

timid

snake

hiss

glide

loathsome

sparrow

chirp

flit

little

turkey

gobble

strut

plump

If you want to learn more about animal sounds, here it is!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_sounds

Old MacDonald had a farm

Ylvis–The Fox

 In addition to the onomatopoeia of animals, objects in our daily life have their individual sounds in the same way. Please learn more from the following table.

Sounds of objects

OBJECT

SOUND

OBJECT

SOUND

airplane

zoom

kettle

sing

bell

ring, peal, toll

leaf

rustle, whisper

bell (large)

chime

machine

scream

bell (small)

tinkle

paper

crinkle, rustle

brake

grind, screech

pistol

crack

breeze

murmur

raindrop

patter

chain

clank, rattle

silk

rustle

clock

tick, chime

siren

wail

coin

clink, jingle

skirt

swish

cork

pop

smoke (from pipes)

puff

dish

clatter, rattle

steam

hiss

electric fan

whir

telephone

buzz

engine

throb, purr, chug, puff, splutter

thunder

peak, crash, mutter, roar, roll, rumble, clap

explosion

blast

traffic

roar

feet

tramp, shuffle, stamp

train

rumble

fire

crackle

trumpet

blare, trump, toot

glass

tinkle

vehicle (heavy)

rumble

guitar

strum

voice (distant)

murmur

gun

boom

watch

tick

guns (distant)

throb

water

drip, bubble, lap, splash

heart

throb, beat

whip

crack, lash

hinge

creak

wind

sigh, whistle, whisper, shriek, howl, scream

hoof

thunder, clatter

wood

crackle, creak

horn

toot, hoot, honk

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