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Words That Make Noise L-N
Is there a child in your story who delights in taunting others? Or maybe there is a car in your tale that has a broken power steering pump. Are you writing about an evil scientist who loves to laugh in an evil, maniacal manner? How would you convey the proper sounds for all of these situations in your writing?
public domain image of cat meowing
lap This is the sound that a cat, dog, or other animal makes when drinking liquid with the tongue. This sound could also be made by a human.
lash This is the sound that is made when something is moving suddenly or violently, or when something is thrashed or beat violently. Think about the sound rain makes when lashing at windows.
lilt This is the sound of singing or music playing in a light, tripping, or rhythmic manner.
lisp This is the sound of someone speaking when the way they pronounce the s and the z makes these letters sound like th.
low This is the sound made by a cow.
meow, mew, or mrow - Those are all sounds made by cats.
moan - This is a low, inarticulate sound.
moo This is another way to describe the sound made by a cow.
mum This sound is made with lips closed when a person does not wish to speak.
mumble When one speaks in an indistinct manner, one mumbles.
mutter When one speaks inaudibly with closed lips or speaks so softly that what is said can hardly be heard, one mutters.
mwahaha, or mwahaha, or/ muahaha This is the famous sound of evil, diabolical laughter.
na na, na NA na
nyah, nyah / nya, nya These are all childish sound of taunting and ridiculing another. They express a feeling of superiority and contempt and is similar to sticking out ones tongue and laughing in a not so nice manner. These things are often said in a nasal-type voice.
naa This is the sound made by a goat.
natter When one natters, one chatters aimlessly.
NEE-eu NEE-eu Here we have the sound of a French police siren.
neigh This is a whinny or the cry of a horse.
neow This is not another sound that a cat makes. This is the sound of individual legato notes on an electric guitar.
nnneeaoowww This is the sound of a plane flying overhead.
nnnghuh nnnguh Thanks to Cartalk, we know this is the sound a car makes when the power steering pump is broken.
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