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The following verbs are used to express different types of sounds. Many of these words are onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia are words that intimate the sounds they express. A good example is the verb 'sizzle'. Sizzle is the sound that bacon makes as it is frying in the pan.

Buzz

Bees buzz as they fly about collecting pollen.

Hum

I like to hum as I do the cleaning around the house.

Boo

The crowd booed the politician to show their displeasure.

Howl

Sarah howled in pain when she stubbed her toe on the door.

Whimper

The dog whimpered because it missed its owner.

Crunch

The icy snow crunched underneath my feet as I walked across the field.

Whoosh

The air left the tire with a great whoosh.

Screech

The crow screeched in the distance when it saw the people approaching.

Whir

The computer whirred as it processed the data.

Grind

Don't grind your teeth! You'll wear them down.

Gurgle

I could hear the small brook gurgling in the background.

Chirp

The little songbird chirped happily from the bush.

Rattle

The broken part rattled inside the gadget.

Neigh

The horse neighed as it came to a stop.

Squeak

The little mouse squeaked as it looked for food throughout the house.

Splash

Tom splashed loudly when he jumped into the swimming pool.

Ping

The modem pinged as it connected to the network.

Puff

I stood puffing hard after the two mile run.

Clatter

The dishes clattered in the kitchen while he cleaned up after dinner.

Thud

The book dropped onto the floor with a loud thud.

Moo

The cow mooed loudly as it tried to scare the men walking through the field.

Tinkle

The crystal glass tinkled lightly when I toasted with my wife.

Clang

Could you please be quiet? You're clanging those pots and pans and it's driving me crazy!

Hiss

The snake hissed at the hiker to warn him away.

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