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Sound effects are grouped in these categories: Animal sounds, Body/mouth sounds, Environmental.

  • Animal sounds are arranged by the animal name. All cat sounds are together, for example.
  • Body/mouth sounds are arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Environmental sounds are arranged in alphabetical order, and are sounds that aren't produced by the body. Cars, for example.

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DictionaryEdit

Animal soundsEdit

Organized by animal name.

bear
roar
bird (small)
cui-cui, piou-piou
bird (flapping wings)
flap-flap
cat (meow) 
miam miam, miaou
cat (angry)
kshhhh ! mérooou !
chicken
cot-cot-cot-codèc !
chicken (eating)
 ?
chicken (rooster crow/call)
cocorico
cicada
crii crii crii
cow
mhh, meuh
cricket
gri-gri, gri-gri
dog (friendly)
arf-arf, waouh, wouf, wouaf-waf
dog (angry)
grrrra
dog (hurt)
kaï-kaï-kaï
donkey
hi han
duck
coin-coin
elephant
barrou
ferret
 ?
frog
côa, crôa, crôac
goose
 ?
horse (from mouth)
hiiiiii, huuuuuu
horse (hooves)
pa-ta-clop, clop-clop, tagada-tagada
lion
roâr
monkey
ou-ou-ou-ah !
monkey (screaming)
 ?
mouse
sqouic, sqouic
parrot (no spoken words, please)
 ?
pig
groin-groin
sheep
Bê, mê
snake (hiss from mouth)
kss kss, sssss
snake (rattle snake)
 ?
turkey
glou-glou, aglouglou
wolf (howling at the moon)
ahooooou
wolf (other)
 ?

Generic wild animal (mad)
grrrrrrrr
Generic flying insect (bee, fly, wasp...)
bzzzzz


From Body or MouthEdit

In alphabetical order.

A-B-C (body)Edit

achoo (sneeze)
Atchoum
ack
?
aha! (idea!)
aha ! oho !
ahhh (male scream)
aaah
ahh (sigh of relief)
aaaa
augh! (frustrated scream)
 ?
applause
clap-clap-clap
baff (hit to face)
baff
barf
arf
blah blah (people talking)
blablabla
blargh (barf)
bouarg
blink
kling-kling
boo! (scaring someone)
bouh!
booo! (expressing displeasure to the group on stage)
oooouh !
brrr (said when you're cold)
brrrr, aglagla
brap (more annoying burp)
bouârp
burp
burp
bwa-ha-ha (evil laugh)
bou-ah-ah-ah
chomp
 ?
chug (sustained drinking)
 ?
clap clap
clap clap
clench
 ?
cough
hum, couf, humf
crying baby
ouin-oiun
crying (adult)
boouh

D-E-F (body)Edit

duhhh ("dumb" sound)
ben ouais ! ben, teuh, tsst
eek!
beurk !
eep!
hep !
ew (said in reaction to something gross)
eurgh
fart
prout, pouêt
flap (wings)
flap-flap
fling (throwing something small, or as if it was small)
kling
flit (wing flapping)
 ?

G-H-I (body)Edit

gah!
beuh!
gargle
 ?
gasp! (surprised)
beuh! hein?!
gasp (trying to get air)
 ?
giggle
 ?
glub-glub (drowning)
glou glou
glug-glug (drinking)
glou glou, gloup gloup, gloups gloups
gnaw (chewing, slight growling)
 ?
grr (mad)
grr
growl (mad)
rrâh
growl (of stomach)
 ?
grumble (mad)
 ?
grumble (of stomach)
 ?
grunt (of effort)
han, hips, hop
gya! (despair, possibly after being hit)
 ?
gulp (swallowing food)
gloups
gulp (scared, hesitation)
gloups
gurgle (hungry stomach)
 ?
gurgle (gargling water or mouthwash)
 ?
gurgle (dead person with blood in throat)
 ?
hack (cough, with a lot of mucus)
te-heuh-te-heuh
ha ha! (laugh)
ha ha [2]
hee hee (higher-pitched laugh)
hihi [3]
heh (quick, small laugh)
hihi, héhé, ha
hrumph(lifting)
 ?
heart thump
boum-boum, baboum-baboum
hiccup
 ?
hop
hop[4]
huh? (curious or confused)
ehn? eh? hein?
hy-ah! (throwing or hitting something)
 ?
ick (spoken in reaction to something gross)
eurgh

J-K-L (body)Edit

jerk (motion)
 ?
kazam (magic words to do some magic)
abracadabra, tadam
kiss
mouah, smack
lick
slurp

M-N-O (body)Edit

meh (depressed)
 ?
moan (pain)
 ?
moan (pleasure)
 ?
munch (eating)
 ?
murmur (of crowd)
 ?
mwa! (kiss, usually from a distance)
mouah-mouah
mwa-ha-ha (evil laugh)
mouah-ah-ah, muf-muf-muf
nod
 ?
nom (biting something playfully)
gnom, miam
nom nom (eating something playfully)
gnom-gnom, miam-miam
nyah! (spoken when sticking your tongue out at someone)
Gnagnagna, nana-nanana (singing)
oh-oh (spoken when in trouble, like uh-oh, but regional)
oh-oh
oof
 ?
ouch!
ouille!
ow!
aïe!

P-Q-R (body)Edit

panting
 ?
pat (on the back, or other object)
 ?
pat (dusting off hands)
 ?
peck (quick kiss on cheek)
smack
perk (alert look)
 ?
pff (annoyed expression in response to something silly)
pfou
phew! (relief)
ouf
pthh (tongue out and blowing)
pfrrt
ptoo (spit, like a camel or chewing tobacco)
pfft, pouit
puff (smoking cigarette)
queuf-queuf
puff (blowing, possibly into balloon)
pfff
running noises
nyaon, vvvv !

S (body)Edit

screech (annoying high-pitched voice)
 ?
shh (be quiet)
chut [5]
shazam (magic word to do some magic)
abracadabra
shiver
 ?
shriek
 ?
shuffle (of feet)
 ?
shush
chut [6]
sigh (relief)
 ?
sigh (romantic)
ann, oou
sigh (tired)
ooooh
sigh (from an error)
Argh argh
slap
 ?
slurp
slurp
smack (hard)
 ?
smack (dusting off hands)
 ?
smack (hungry lips)
 ?
smack (quick kiss)
smack
smooch
 ?
sneak
 ?
sniff (smelling)
snif
sniffle (crying)
snif
snort (nasally, like a pig)
grouik-grouik
snort (from laugh)
 ?
sob
 ?
spit
pouit
spatoo (powerful spitting)
peuh
squeak
 ?
squee (joy)
 ?
squee (fear)
 ?
squeeze
 ?
stomp
bom[7]

T-U-V (body)Edit

ta dah! (presenting the magnificent... me!)
ta dah ! tadam !
tah dah! (same as ta dah)
 ?
thbbft (tongue out and blowing)
 ?
thump (of heart)
 ?
uh-oh (spoken when in trouble)
oh-oh
urk! (being choked)
erf, eurk
ut-oh (spoken when in trouble)
oh-oh
umph (grunt of effort)
han, hips, hop
vomit
beuah

W-X-Y-Z (body)Edit

wahhh (crying baby)
ouiiin
wahhh (yelled when falling)
aaaaah
whine
heeiin[8], hein(technically an interjection meaning "huh?"[9] or "eh?"[10], but can apparently equal "whine" as well)
whee! (silly happiness, often while swinging)
Ouiii !
whisper
 ?
woo-hoo! (cheer)
Wouhou, Ouaais !
yawn
 ?
yeeow! (longer cry of pain)
 ?
yikes! (surprised)
 ?
yipe! (surprised)
 ?
yow! (cry of pain)
Aïe!

Environmental soundsEdit

In alphabetical order.

Environment: A-B-CEdit

bam
bam, boum
bang
bang [11], boum, pang(tire blowing out)
bap (fast, hard hit)
bing, beng
bash (object hitting something, usually breaking)
baff
beep (high-pitched electric beep)
bip, tut
beep (car horn, higher pitched)
bip-bip, mip-mip
bif (superhero hitting someone's face)
baff
bip (quick electronic sound)
bip [12]
blam (gun)
blam, boum
boing (like a spring)
boïng
boing (cord or string)
gaw
boink (quick, comical hit to head)
paf
bonk (object hitting head)
paf
boom (explosion)
boum
bop (quick hit to head)
pouf
bow-chicca-bow-wow (porn music)
 ?
bump
 ?
buzz
buzz
buzz (vibrating phone or other vibration)
drr, brr
burning sound
vouf, broua
cha-ching! (money)
cling-cling
clack (wood or hard metal making a quick impact)
clac
clang (metal)
klung
click
clic
click (door closing)
clic, clouc, clac
clink (metal)
 ?
clunk
 ?
conk (object hitting head, knocking unconcious)
 ?
crack (object splitting)
crac
crack (bat hitting ball)
 ?
crack (thunder)
bouar, crac
crackle (paper, foil, etc.)
 ?
crackle(burning noise)
crisht
crash
krash
crash (furniture or building collapsing)
patatras
crash (with glass)
beng-ouen-oueng
creak (door hinge)
 ?
crumble (building falling)
patatras
crunch
 ?

Environment: D-E-FEdit

ding (quick high-pitched bell)
ding [13]
ding dong! (door bell)
ding dong, dong
door closing
 ?
flush (toilet)
 ?
foosh! (water from hose)
 ?
foosh! (rushing fire)
 ?
fwip (pulling something out, like paper or knife)
 ?

Environment: G-H-IEdit

glop (thick liquid against surface)
 ?
glump (liquid flowing in bursts)
 ?
gong sound
 ?
gunshot
 ?
hack (axe to a door or bundle of straw)
 ?
honk (car horn)
 ?

Environment: J-K-LEdit

ka-blam
 ?
kaboom!
 ?
kablooie! (childish kaboom)
 ?
ka-ching! (money)
 ?
ka-thump (object hitting ground)
Badaboum
ka-thump (door closing)
 ?
knock knock
toc toc
kshhh! (crash)
 ?

Environment: M-N-OEdit

Environment: P-Q-REdit

pitter-patter (rain)
 ?
pitter-patter (little feet)
 ?
pew! (gunshot, laser, in a childish way)
 ?
ping (small metal object hitting something and making a ringing sound)
 ?
plop
 ?
poof (gone in a puff of smoke)
 ?
pop (balloon, cork gun, gum)
 ?
pop (cork from a wine bottle)
 ?
porno music
 ?
pow
 ?
rain
 ?
ratatatata (machine gun or submachine gun)
ratatatata, takatakatac [14], takakakatac [15]
rattle (falling apart)
 ?
rattle (baby toy)
 ?
ring (phone)
dring
ring (school bell)
 ?
roar (of ocean or pouring rain)
roar
rumble (slow thunder or ground shaking)
 ?
rustle (of leaves)
 ?

Environment: SEdit

screech (car)
 ?
screech (metal scraping)
 ?
scrub
 ?
siren
 ?
slam (door)
slam
slap
 ?
slash
 ?
slosh (liquid)
 ?
smack
 ?
smash
pattatras
snap
 ?
snip (scissors)
 ?
splash
splash, sploush
splat
 ?
sputter (mechanical)
 ?
squeak (door)
 ?
squeak (toy)
 ?
squeak (chair)
 ?
squirt
 ?
swish (swinging something, like bat or pole)
 ?
swish (moving water, either in mouth or bowl)
 ?

Environment: T-U-VEdit

tap
 ?
thud
 ?
thump
Badaboum, boum
thunk (heavy hit)
bunk
thwip (arrow shooting in something)
 ?
tic toc (clock, um... the old style)
tic tac
tick tock (clock, um... the old style)
tic tac
toot (of car horn)
tuuut
toot (trumpet)
taratata
tumble
 ?
twang (vibrating string)
gaw
vroom (loud car passing)
vroum (can be repeated)

Environment: W-X-Y-ZEdit

wah wah(music, trombone)
oua oua
wap!
 ?
whack
 ?
wham
boum
whamo (strong punch to the face)
badaboum
whistle
 ?
whoo (wind)
 ?
whoosh!
whoosh! [16]
whoosh (sound of ocean)
 ?
whirr (electrical motor)
drrr
wirr (electrical motor)
drrr
wobble wobble
 ?
woom (motor hum or spaceship)
 ?
wooo (wind)
 ?
woo-woo-woo (siren)
pin-pan
woosh (wind, fast object, fire)
woosh[17]
zap!
 ?
zip (zipper)
 ?
zip (something going fast)
 ?
zzt! (electric shock)
zzt, gzzzt
zzz (snore)
zzz

Other ResourcesEdit

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