Onomatopoeia a.k.a. Sounds Like

ue story: I had to look up how to spell this word three times before I got it right.

How often should we use this useful device in writing? Overdo it and you come off like you’re trying too hard. Don’t use it at all and you might be missing a spicy opportunity.

Some of my favorites (new and historical):

Mlem

Splat

Cluck

Tweet

sploshy splosh
onomatopoeia

What are some of your best onomatopoeias?

Published by Kell McKinney

I write middle grade and picture book stories. Member of SCBWI. Former marketing manager for a company people love to hate.

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