What is onomatopoeia?

Onomatopoeia refers to words that sound exactly or almost exactly like the thing that they represent. Many words that we use for animal or machine noises are onomatopoeia words, such as “moo” for the sound a cow makes and “beep-beep” for the noise of a car horn. Words like “slurp,” “bang,” and “crash” are also onomatopoeia words. Even some ordinary words like “whisper” and “jingling” are considered onomatopoeia because when we speak them out loud, they make a sound that is similar to the noise that they describe.


Choose one of the three to create!

  • A small comic strip using onomatopoeia (Comic Life using imported images)Comic-Strip-Template
  • Write a short story using onomatopoeia
  • Create a “pop art” using onomatopoeia