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10 Words for...SAID

  1. bellowed – uttered loudly (like the sound of an animal)
    ‘Stop!’ she bellowed.
  2. croaked – uttered in a harsh and hoarse way (like a frog) 
    ‘My throat hurts,’ he croaked.
  3. groaned – uttered in a way that expresses pain or disapproval
    ‘We don’t want to,’ the children groaned when their father told them to brush their teeth.
  4. grunted – uttered in a way that sounds like the short low gruff noise made by hogs
    ‘I suppose so,’ she grunted.
  5. mumbled – uttered in a soft and indistinct tone
    ‘I don’t want to,’ the child mumbled.
  6. murmured – uttered in a low and almost inaudible manner
    ‘Did you hear the news?’ he murmured.
  7. muttered – uttered in a low and almost inaudible manner
    We muttered the answers to each other.
  8. shrieked – uttered in a shrill scream as of pain or terror
    ‘Help!’ a terrified voice shrieked.
  9. snarled – uttered with bared teeth in an aggressive animal-like way 
    ‘Leave me alone,’ he snarled.
  10. whispered – uttered in a soft hushed tone, without vibrations of the vocal cords
    'Can you keep a secret?’ I whispered.

Why not practise these words in a spelling game

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18 Nov 2021
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