last update: 10 July 2020

Onomatopoeias are words that phonetically imitate or suggest the sounds they describes. As the Wikipedia article points out these words/noises can be quite different in different languages.

Wikipedia has an extensive set of lists, namely:-
List of onomatopoeias
List on animal sounds
Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias
Idiophones are words that evoke an idea in sound

The problem I have with these lists is that I'm really only interested in a few of the words, so I have 'extracted' the ones I like and listed them below:-