1. MetalRenard

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    Sound effects in writing - Onomatopoeia

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by MetalRenard, Dec 15, 2010.

    I realized just now (8am!) that I lack vocabulary when it comes to sounds. I feel that sounds are often neglected in writing, I love writing for all five (six :cool: ) senses and well, here I am, stuck. This problem stems from my moving to France aged 14 I think (7 years ago).

    For example, what sound does water make when it flows gently down a river and a few rocks are protruding? To me it's like a fluttering sound, a bubbling. But what is the real word? I don't feel as if "whooshing" covers it, too harsh.

    There are many more, but I was writing this morning and this one came up.
    Maybe a good online Onomatopoeia "dictionary" would help... Something like that.

    Thanks all.

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