Onomatopoeia and interjections: Words that imitate sounds or express emotion

Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds made by a person, an animal or a thing (like "puff," "moo" or "bang"). Onomatopoeic words should not be confused with interjections, which are words or phrases (such as "Yikes!", "Hey!" or "My goodness!") used as exclamations to express a feeling.

In the questions below, find the onomatopoeic word that imitates the given sound, or the interjection that expresses the stated emotion. But be careful! Don't be confused by onomatopoeic words or interjections used in French!

For more information, see the article interjections.

  

Date modified: 2019-01-07

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