The moan of Doves in immemorial elms and murmuring of innumerable bees.
It can be great fun teaching about onomatopoeia.
- The sawing of a board.
(For example, "The saw buzzed, burred, whizzed and whirred as the wood was split and sliced in two.")
- The sounds made by the person who is sawing the board.
- The smell of the resin in the wood as the board is being cut.
- The feel of the hot sun on the sawyer's back.
- Sounds of students in the school hallway.
- Sounds of students in a play yard or in a game.
For example, the following sentence is built around the word "sizzle": "The steaks sizzle sweetly over hot hissing coals."
- The sucking sound of a man walking step-by-step through deep mud, with the mud pulling at his rubber boots.
(For example--schlumpk, whuclk, wkhuulp.)
- A person clearing his or her throat.
- The swishing sound of corduroy pants on a person walking down a hallway.
- The grating sound of chalk squealing on a chalkboard.
- The sound made by a buzzing (or ringing) alarm clock at 5:00 in the morning.
- The sound of a dentist drill working on your mouth.
- The taste of the tooth debris in your mouth after the dentist's drilling is done.
- The smell of burning toast.
- The sound of someone chomping on gum with an open mouth.
- The sound of someone biting their fingernails,
- The sound of a car being started.