onomatopoeic


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on·o·mat·o·poe·ia

 (ŏn′ə-măt′ə-pē′ə, -mä′tə-)
n.
The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

[Late Latin, from Greek onomatopoiiā, from onomatopoios, coiner of names : onoma, onomat-, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots + poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

on′o·mat′o·poe′ic, on′o·mat′o·po·et′ic (-pō-ĕt′ĭk) adj.
on′o·mat′o·poe′i·cal·ly, on′o·mat′o·po·et′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.onomatopoeic - of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia
2.onomatopoeic - (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

onomatopoeic

adjective imitative, mimicking, mimetic, onomatopoetic, echoic He spoke the single onomatopoeic word: `Bang'.

onomatopoeic

adjective
Imitating sounds:
Translations
onomatopoietisk
onomatopeic
ljudhärmandeonomatopoetisk

onomatopoeic

[ˌɒnəʊmætəʊˈpiːɪk] ADJ onomatopoetic [ˌɒnəʊmætəʊpəʊˈetɪk] ADJonomatopéyico

onomatopoeic

[ˌɒnəmætəˈpiːɪk] adjonomatopéiqueon-ramp [ˈɒnræmp] n (US) (= on freeway) → bretelle f d'accèson-screen onscreen [ˌɒnˈskriːn]
adj
(= on computer screen) → à l'écran
(= on cinema screen) → à l'écran
adv
(= on computer screen) → à l'écran
A simple help menu is available on-screen → Un menu d'aide simple est accessible à l'écran.
(= on cinema screen) → à l'écran
on-screen and off-screen → à la fois à l'écran et hors écran

onomatopoeic

, onomatopoetic
adjlautmalend, onomatopoetisch (spec)

onomatopoeic

[ˌɒnəʊmætəʊˈpiːɪk] adjonomatopeico/a
References in classic literature ?
Note some of the most effective onomatopoeic passages.
The empirical data used for this paper consists of three corpora of onomatopoeic words: the English corpus of 250 o-words originally compiled by Sobkowiak (1990) based on Kloe's English-Spanish dictionary of onomatopoeia and other sources, the 191 -item Polish corpus compiled by Kwiatkowski (1992) and the author of this paper, based on Polish language dictionaries, comics and poems, the French corpus of 146 items, most of which were acquired by Sobkowiak from The University of California, Berkeley and later on made available to me for my research.
Shabu-shabu is a do-it-yourself Japanese treat with an onomatopoeic name derived from the sound of the swishing ingredients as they cook in the bubbling, steaming broth.
At first, reciting loudly at home, I felt that these early Dylan pieces were composed uniquely of sounds: onomatopoeic.
The infantile, onomatopoeic words were mechanized, while the physical act of turning the head in time with the light was emphasized, making the spectator into a comic figure, a Bergsonian automaton.
Another sound emitted by the Cuban Tody was presumably produced with the wings and is responsible for the species popular name in Cuba "Pedorrera", a Spanish onomatopoeic rendering of this sound (Garrido and Kirkconnell 2000).
In several of those pieces we hear effective onomatopoeic effects: the splashing of water, thunder, a gale or the chiming of bells, and in two pieces we even encounter stylisations of Swiss folk music.
Moreover, "barbarian" is the onomatopoeic ancient Greek term for the unintelligible "stammering" of the foreign, strange and uncouth, suggesting xenophobia, that cultures have often defined themselves in hierarchical superiority to others (OED & Online Etymological Dictionary, http://www.
Onions' (1973) of "Onomatopoeia" as the formation of a name or word by an imitation of the sound associated with the thing or action designated, then, we can say that for any word to perform well as a qualifier in pidgin English, it must have an onomatopoeic character.
Welsh also has lovely onomatopoeic phrases, my favourite being found in the poem Nant y Mynydd.
Onomatopoeic terms prosper: yaw-yaw 'to talk effectively' (Dickens 1854--cf.
The word 'gulu gulu' itself has strong onomatopoeic connotations.