The word that mimics the sound is Onomatopoeia (Sound Words)

The word that mimics the sound is Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is a word or group of words that imitate sounds from the source it describes. The word that mimics the sound concept is a synthesis of the Greek words and so that the meaning is “making a name” or “naming as it sounds”.

The word that mimics animal sound

This list of animal sounds contains words used in the English language to represent the noises and vocalizations of particular animals, especially noises used by animals for communication. The words which are used on the list are in the form of nouns, though many can also be used as verbs or interjections, and many of them are also specifically onomatopoeic. The list also contains audio recordings of animal sounds.

Alligator: hiss
Alpaca: alarm call, cluck/click, hum, orgle, scream
Antelope: snort
Badger: growl
Bat: screech,squeak
Bear: roar, growl
Bee: buzz
Big cat (Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, Leopard); roar, growl, snarl
Cat: mew, meow, purr, hiss, trill, caterwaul, growl
Chicken: cluck, crow cha-caw, bah-gawk (female) and cock-a-doodle-doo (male)
Chinchilla: squeak
Cicada: chirp
Crab: chirp, click, creak
Crane: clang
Cricket: chirp
Crow: caw, cah
Curlew bird: pipe
Deer: bellow (buck), bleat (doe, fawn)
Dog: Awoo, bark, howl, growl, bay, arf, bow-wow, ruff, woof, yap Dolphin: click
Donkey: hee-haw
Duck: quack
Eagle: screech
Elephant: trumpet
Elk: bugle (male), bleat (calves)
Ferret: dook
Fly: buzz
Fox: Bark, scream, howl, snore, ‘gekkering’
Frog:croak, ribbit
Gaur: low, moo
Giraffe: bleat, hum
Goat: bleat, maa
Goose: honk, hiss
Grasshopper: chirp
Guinea pig: wheek
Hamster squeak
Hermit crab: chirp
Hippopotamus: growl
Hornet: buzz
Horse: neigh, whinny, nicker
Hyena: laugh
Koala: bellow, shriek
Leopard: roar, growl, snarl
Linnet bird: chuckle
Lion: roar, growl, snarl
Locust: chirp
Magpie bird: chatter
Monkey: scream, chatter
Moose: bellow
Mosquito: buzz, whine
Mouse: squeak
Okapi: cough, bellow
Owl: hoot, hiss, caterwaul for barred owls
Ox: low, moo
Parrot: squawk, talk
Peacock: scream, squawk, honk
Pig: oink, snort, squeal, grunt
Pigeon: coo
Prairie dog: yip / bark
Quail: call
Rabbit: squeak
Raccoon: trill
Rat: squeak
Raven: caw
Rook: caw
Seal: bark
Sheep: baa
Snake: hiss, rattle
Songbird: chirrup, chirp, tweet, sing,
warble (larks / warblers / wrens), twitter (sparrows)
Squirrel: squeak
Swan: cry, trumpet, bugle
Tapir: squeak
Tokay gecko: croak
Turkey: gobble
Whale: sing
Wild boar: grumble
Wildebeest: low, moo
Wolf: howl, growl, bay
Zebra: neigh, whinny, nicker

Sounds in fiction

  • Bamf, the sound Nightcrawler makes when teleporting
  • Pew-pew, the sound of a laser gun in science fiction.
  • Snikt, the sound of Wolverine’s claws being extended.
  • Thwip, the sound that Spider-Man’s web shooters make.
  • Vworp, the sound the TARDIS makes when it materializes.

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