Onomatopoeia and water

Monday, June 2, 2014




Onomatopoeia is a written sound. Buzz, crunch, sizzle, and fluffy are perfect examples. Certain things, like water, create many different sounds depending on the action. There’s water from rain, movement of water in rivers, waterfalls, the ocean, and things you do with water, like clean, swim, play.

Here’s a list of onomatopteic words related to water. How many do you recognize?

bubble
dribble
drip
drizzle
fizz
flush
gargle
gurgle
plop
slosh
splash
spray
sprinkle
squirt

Each word imitates a sound made by water movement. English speaking and writing is enhanced by onomatopoeia. It’s vocabulary, fun vocabulary.

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