Sounds Words in English for Class 4
It is important to use sound words in English while writing a story as that helps to engage the readers. In this chapter, students will know the descriptive sounds, usage, and common mistakes that occur while using it.
From this learning concept, students will study:
- Usage of words to describe a sound.
- Sound words examples.
- Some common descriptive sounds related to humans with examples.
- Some common animal sounds in English with examples.
- Some different sound words related to objects with examples.
All the learning concepts covered in Class 4 using mind maps, illustrations, and examples. Students can resolve the two PDF sound worksheets given at the end of the chapter. The solutions to these worksheets are also available in PDF format.
- Descriptive sounds are words that imitate or suggest the sounds related to them.
- It can be sounds made by humans (spoken or heard) or sounds made by animals.
Uses of Sounds in Text
Many sound words show the sound that the action makes. These words express sounds. These sounds help make the text lively and expressive.
Sound words can be memorized
A) Some Common Descriptive Sounds relating Humans.
In a story, characters express their thought or emotions with words. Sometimes their action also is accompanied by sounds words that tell you more about the current situation of the character.
|argh||Expression of annoyance.|
|babble||To utter meaningless sounds.|
|brr||Sound of shivering.|
|burp||Expel gas from the stomach.|
|clap||Sound made with palms together.|
|Gulp||Sound of swallowing|
|haha||Sound of laughter|
|hehe||High pitched laughter|
|shh||Sound of silencing|
B) Sounds Made by Objects
Describing objects in the sounds of objects whether they break, collide, shatter, etc.
|Bang||The sound of an explosion|
|Clink||Sound of glass|
|Flutter||Sound of motion|
|thud||A big object falling|
|vroom||Sound of engine|
Sounds Made by Different Animals
|Alligators – Hiss, grunt, roar||Chicken-cluck|
|Bees-hum and buzz||Cocks –crow|
Overuse of Descriptive Words
Using too many descriptive sounds can confuse the reader in describing or imagine things.
- The tall young girl opened the attic door which made the door creak open.
- The tall young girl opened the attic door which made a creaking sound.