Onomatopoeic

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Onomatopoeic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound; "onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"; "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer
  • of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia

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Onomatopoeic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Onomatopoeia (or onomatopœia) is when a word imitates (sounds like) a natural sound. Words similar to woof, click, buzz, crackle, bang, boom, moo, crash, shh and squelch are examples of onomatopoeia.

Cuckoo is a good example of an onomatopoeic name.



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