Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blog...
Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blog...
Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blog...
Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blog...
Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blog...
Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blog...
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A to z of sounds made by living beings

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This table contains the various noises made by animals, birds and insects.

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A to z of sounds made by living beings

  1. 1. Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blogspot.com | Website: http://nilanjansaha.webs.com A to Z of Sounds Made by Living BeingsThe following is a list of the appropriate English words for describing the typical sounds made by various animals,birds and some insects. Notice that they are all verbs.Sl. № Creature Sound 001 Alligators hiss, grunt 002 Apes gibber 003 Asses bray 004 Badgers growl 005 Basenji dogs yodel 006 Bats screech 007 Bears growl, grrr 008 Bees hum, buzz, murmur 009 Beetles drone 010 Birds chirrup, chirp, twitter, tweet, sing, whistle 011 Bitterns boom 012 Blackbirds whistle 013 Bulls bellow 014 Calves bleat 015 Camels grunt 016 Cats mew, purr, meow and hiss, yowl, spit. Nyaa, caterwal 017 Cattle moo, low 018 Chaffinches fink 019 Chickens peep, cackle, cluck, chirp 020 Chicks cheep 021 Chinchillas squeak 022 Cicadas sing 023 Cocks crow Page 1 of 6
  2. 2. Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blogspot.com | Website: http://nilanjansaha.webs.com 024 Cowdog moof 025 Cows moo, low 026 Coyotes yelp, cry 027 Crickets chirp, creak 028 Crows caw 029 Cuckoos cuckoo, coo 030 Curlews pipe 031 Deer bell (belt) 032 Dingos bark, cry 033 Dodos squawk, cry 034 Dogs bark, woof, arf, howl, grow, snarl 035 Dolphins click 036 Donkeys bray, hee haw 037 Doves coo, moan 038 Ducks quack 039 Eagles scream, cry 040 Elephants trumpet 041 Emus galumph 042 Falcons chant 043 Ferrets dook 044 Flies buzz, hum 045 Foxes bark, yelp, simper 046 Frogs croak, ribbit 047 Geese cackle, goble, hiss, honk, quack 048 Giraffes bleat, grunts 049 Goats bleat, baa 050 Grasshoppers pitter, chirp: Stridulation chirr 051 Grouse drum 052 Guinea fowl cry Page 2 of 6
  3. 3. Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blogspot.com | Website: http://nilanjansaha.webs.com squeak (many guinea pig owners dub this noise as a 053 Guinea pigs "wheek"), whistle 054 Gulls squawk 055 Hamsters squeak 056 Hares squeak 057 Hawks scram 058 Hens cluck, cackle and chuckle 059 Hippopotamuses bellow, rumble, roar, growl, bray 060 Hogs grunt 061 Horses clop, neigh, snort, whinny 062 Hounds bay 063 Humans cry, scream, sing, talk 064 Hyenas laugh, scream 065 Jackals howl 066 Jays chatter 067 Kangaroos tipper, chortle 068 Kittens mew 069 Koalas scream, bellow, wail 070 Kookaburra laugh 071 Komodo dragons growl, snarl, hiss 072 Lambs bleat 073 Larks sing, warble 074 Linnets chuckle 075 Lions roar, growl 076 Llamas growl, 077 Loons howl 078 Magpies chatter 079 Mice squeak and squeal 080 Mice squeak, squeal Page 3 of 6
  4. 4. Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blogspot.com | Website: http://nilanjansaha.webs.com 081 Monkeys chatter, gibber, whoop 082 Moose bellow 083 Mosquitoes whine 084 Nightingales pipe, sing, warble, jug-jug 085 Okapis cough, bellow 086 Ostriches chirp chirp 087 Owls hoot, wail, scream, screech, shriek, cur 088 Oxen low, bellow 089 Parrots talk, chatter, screech, squawk 090 Peacocks scream 091 Peafowls scream 092 Penguin babies bleat 093 Penguins honk, ehh ehh 094 Pigeons coo 095 Pigs oink, snort, grunt, squeal, squeak, call 096 Platypuses chitter, growl 097 Porpoises whistle, click 098 Prairie dogs bark 099 Puffins moo 100 Queleas twitter, whistle, chirp, shriek, and squawk 101 Rabbits squeal, squeak, drum 102 Raccoons chitter 103 Rats squeak 104 Ravens croak 105 Rhinos snort, bellow 106 Robins chirp 107 Rooks caw 108 Rooster cock adoodle doo 109 Sandpipers pipe, whistle Page 4 of 6
  5. 5. Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blogspot.com | Website: http://nilanjansaha.webs.com 110 Seagulls scream 111 Seals bark 112 Sharks hom hom 113 Shearwaters shrill 114 Sheep bleat, baa 115 Snakes hiss 116 Sparrows chirp, twitter 117 Squirrels squeak 118 Stags bellow, call 119 Swallows titter, twitter, squeal 120 Swans cry, crey, hiss, grunt 121 Thrushes whistle, sing 122 Tigers roar, growl 123 Toad Tibbir 124 Tokay Geckos to keh! 125 Tortoises grunt 126 Turkeys gobble 127 Vultures scream 128 Walruses groan 129 Whales sing: Whale song. 130 Wolves howl, cry, yell 131 Wrens warble 132 Zebras neigh, whinny See how many you know, the rest you will learn. I’m pretty sure the above chart is reminding you ofone of many figures of speech present in English. Yes, I’m talking about ‘onomatopoeia’ or‘onomatopœia’ (ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-ˈpē-ə, -ˌma-) { pronunciation (US)}. An onomatopoeia is a wordthat imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. It (as an uncountable noun) refersto the property of such words. One of the commonest occurrences of onomatopoeias includes animalnoises. Hence, almost all the noise-representations listed above are onomatopoeic (or onomatopoetic).The noun onomatopoeia is thought to have been first used in around 1577 AD. According to the Oxford Page 5 of 6
  6. 6. Nilanjan Saha (Neil) | Nishiganj, Coochbehar | Mob: +91 973 338 1747 | Email: neilnirjane@gmail.com | Blog: nilanjan7.blogspot.com | Website: http://nilanjansaha.webs.comDictionary, the word onomatopoeia originates from the Greek word ὀνοματοποιία (onomatopoiia)meaning word-making. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary reports the onomatopoiia is derived from theGreek ὄνομα (onoma) for name and ποιέω (poiein) for to make. Page 6 of 6

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