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Sounds made by animals

bark

noun

the short loud sound that a dog makes

bellow

noun

the deep sound that a bull and some other large animals make

bleat

noun

the sound that a sheep or goat makes

call

noun

the sound that an animal usually makes

chatter

noun

short high noises that some birds, animals, or machines make

croak

noun

the low loud rough sound that a frog makes

cry

noun

the noise that an animal or bird makes

hiss

noun

a long ā€˜sā€™ sound like the sound that a snake makes

howl

noun

the long loud sound that a dog or similar animal makes

moo

noun

the long deep sound that a cow makes

oink

interjection

used for representing the sound that a pig makes

roar

noun

the loud deep sound that a lion makes

shriek

noun

a loud high sound made by a bird or animal, or by a machine

trumpet

noun

the loud high sound that an elephant makes

whine

noun

the sounds that a dog makes to express its feelings

woof

noun

used for representing the sound a dog makes (its bark)

yap

noun

a short high noise that dogs make, especially small dogs

baa

noun

bray

noun

honk

noun

miaow

noun

neigh

noun

purr

noun

screech

noun

snarl

noun

whinny

noun

yowl

noun

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