我想我直接給例句，應該比解釋單字來的清楚明瞭；這些擬聲詞 onomatopoeia 幾乎都是名詞動詞雙用。
bangs：There is someone banging about upstairs.
The door shut with a bang.
blares：blaring car horns (刺耳)
the blare of a brass band
chimes：The chime of clock woke him up.
The clock chimed one o'clock.
clicks：She clicked her fingers in time to the music. (隨著音樂的節拍)
The key turned with a click. (喀咑一聲)
crackles：The fire crackled. (批啪作聲)
Why is the radio crackling so much?
creaks：The floorboards in the old house creaked noisily. (嘎吱作響)
creaking with age
crunches：The dog was crunching (on) a bone. (嘎吱嘎吱地嚼)
Our feet crunched on the frozen snow.
gasps：He gasped out the message.(喘著氣)
She gave a gasp of surprise.
groans：The old man who had been in the accident lay groaning beside the road. (呻吟)
The old chiar gave a groan when the fat woman sat down on it.
howls：The wind howled in the trees.
howling with pain
plops：There was a loud plop as the soap fell into the bath.
The stone plopped into the stream.
roars：roars of laughter (哄然大笑)
shrieks：They were all shrieking with laughter.(尖銳的笑聲)
He gave a shriek of terror.
squeaks：squeaky clean=very clean (想像一下指甲劃過玻璃的聲音)
squelches：We squelched up the muddy lane to the farm.
the squelch of swamp water in the boots
taps：The teacher tapped her fingers on the desk impatiently.(輕敲)
I heard a tap on the window.
thumps：The excitement made her heart thump. (砰砰跳)