what is the sound word for bow and arrow? eg. Nobody heard the ____ of the bow or the ____ of the arrow.
english language - Ms. Sue, Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12:24pm
twang of the bow?
swish of the arrow?
english language - Susan, Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12:28pm
english language - drwls, Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12:30pm
Many words could be used. Are you studying words that are examples of onomateopia? Those are words that sound like the phenomemon they are describing. You can even invent your own. In your case, "whoosh" or "thwang" might represent the bow sound, and "thud" or "thwap" might represent the sound of the arrow hitting the target. There are probably better words, and I may have just invented two.
english language - drwls, Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12:36pm
I misspelled "Onomatopoeia". It describes the kinds of words you are looking for, not the bow and arrow sounds themselves.
english language - Susan, Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 12:40pm
ok i get it. thank you very much.