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Onomatopoeia – Definition and examples

Grade 7
May 22, 2023


Onomatopoeia is used to emphasize and describe sound and to add details to writing.

Here are a few more examples of Onomatopoeia:

Hiss, went the snake

The tick – tock of the old clock

The plate smashed on the floor.



  • Snakes slitheramong the leaves.
  • The geese honkas they fly across the sky.
  • Bees busilybuzz as they fly from flower to flower.
  • The butterflies flutter as they take flight.
  • You could hear the distinct woohoo of the wolves howling at night.
  • The caw of the crows was hard to miss.
  • Ducks quacked loudly as they swam across the pond.
  • The morningchirps of the birds are the loudest.
  • The frog ribbited as it jumped into the pond.
  • You can hear the roar of the lions in the distance.

Here are some more examples of Onomatopoeia words

  1. I hear the water go SPLASH, SPLASH, SPLASH
  2. I hear the thunder go BOOM, BOOM, BOOM
  3. I hear the car go HONK, HONK, HONK
  4. I hear the cow go MOO, MOO, MOO
  5. I hear the horse go NEIGH, NEIGH, NEIGH
  6. I hear the drums go BOOM, BOOM, BOOM
  7. I hear the people go CLAP, CLAP, CLAP
  8. I hear the baby go WAAH, WAAH, WAAH
  9. I hear the duck go QUACK, QUACK, QUACK
  10. I hear the kids talking. I go SHHH, SHHH, SHHH
  11. I hear the dog go RUUFF, RUUFF, RUFF
  12. I hear the cat go MEOW, MEOW, MEOW

Let’s check the Answers:

  1. Splash
  2. Boom
  3. Honk
  4. Moo
  5. Neigh
  6. Boom
  7. Clap
  8. Waah
  9. Quack
  10. Shhh
  11. Ruff
  12. Meow

These are onomatopoeic words because they imitate the sounds of animals, objects, and humans.



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