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    Musical word

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Rumwriter, Aug 21, 2014.

    I'm writing a story with a robot that plays jingle music for a cereal company. In my mind it plays a sorta staticky, 80's style 8-bit, tune, with annoying harmonics, so I wanted a verb to sorta convey this. I originally was just going to say "It pipped out the jingle," because a "pip" can be a high-pitched tone, and I thought it sorta conveyed that sound I want (pip-pip-pip-pip), but I'm more worried that it's just going to look like I misspelled "piped." And I really just don't like "piped" as much for the verb I'm going for.

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    It jingled?
     
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    Maybe listen to some 80's commercials and see if anything will trigger another verb or a different way to phrase it.
     
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    beeped?
     
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    I would go with "splurped". That eighties music all sounds like splur-splur-weeeesp-splurp to me.

    Sometimes when onomatopoeia falls short, you've got to make up your own.
     
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