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 paper had slugged it out with various adversaries in the circumstances, such that in the 1960s, during the crisis in the Western Region, Akintola felt sufficiently chastened by the paper that he gave it an onomatopoeic sobriquet, 'Tetebu'yan' ('swift to disparage').
Meanwhile, Schwirrbogen, wonderfully onomatopoeic percussion instruments, build tension in the kite-flying scenes, whirring like a flock of locusts flying closer and closer.
The duo chose Takh as the name of their band because it is the onomatopoeic word reflecting the sound of objects plonking; conveying the effect they want to create in the music field through the mix of music, sounds, and lyrics.
This is primarily a picture book with giant-sized explosive onomatopoeic accompaniments and occasional chatty observations.
Petta is taken from the Japanese words "pettanko" ("squashed"), like the charming front design of the car, and "petta petta" (an onomatopoeic phrase meaning "to stick"), since various magnets can be stuck to the vehicle.
In the deliberately vague press release, the artist evokes the space of freedom and creativity accessed via sleep, the onomatopoeic rendering of which is, precisely, "zzz.
Apparently this onomatopoeic gem originates from the Cookie Monster in TV's Sesame Street, who made the sound when munching his favourite cookies.
While enjoying the wonderful Mr McGee books by Pamela Allen one preschooler noted the onomatopoeic words, such as 'oooooo, owwwww, eeeeee
Nanlaban, if at all it was meant to sound more onomatopoeic than lumaban, means to fight back, and fight back with defiance.