Onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like what it’s describing. Think of it as sound effects for words.
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The lion is loud.
The roar of the lion echoes throughout the jungle.
The doorbell startled her.
She jumped when she heard the “ding dong” as the doorbell rang out.
EXAMPLES AND WRITING PROMPTS
I was so excited about my favorite soup that I didn’t realize I was slurping so loudly.
Prompt: What is your favorite food and why? Use an onomatopoeia to describe the noise you make when you eat it.
The “tick tock” of the clock is ringing in my ears.
Prompt: Have you ever been so pressed for time that you felt like you could hear the clock tick? Describe it.
“Crunch!” The person sitting next to me at the concert gave me a funny look when I ate my potato chips.
Prompt: Use an onomatopoeia to describe a time when you made a noise you shouldn’t have.
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