A word whose sound mimics the noise or action it represents is called an onomatopoeic word. For example: 'baa', 'woof', 'miaow/meow', 'clang', 'hiss' and 'thud'. How many more can you think of?
Many writers and poets use onomatopoeia in their work. There are obvious and well-known ones (which you will find in this quiz), but there is always room for new ones that haven't been thought of before. See if you can come up with some of your own in your writing and speech ~ that way, you can impress your friends and English teacher! If you use alliterative words too, all the better. If you've forgotten, alliteration is when two words or more begin with the same sound, such as the whispering wind.
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