onomatopoeia


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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.
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onomatopoeia

(ˌɒnəˌmætəˈpiːə)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss, buzz, and bang
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the use of such words for poetic or rhetorical effect. Also called (less common): onomatopoesis or onomatopoiesis
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek onoma name + poiein to make]
ˌonoˌmatoˈpoeic, onomatopoetic adj
ˌonoˌmatoˈpoeically, ˌonoˌmatopoˈetically adv
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on•o•mat•o•poe•ia

(ˌɒn əˌmæt əˈpi ə, -ˌmɑ tə-)

n.
1. the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
2. the use of such imitative words.
[1570–80; < Late Latin < Greek onomatopoiía making of words]
on`o•mat`o•poe′ic, on`o•mat`o•po•et′ic (-poʊˈɛt ɪk) adj.
on`o•mat`o•poe′i•cal•ly, on`o•mat`o•po•et′i•cal•ly, adv.
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onomatopoeia

the state or condition of a word formed to imitate the sound of its intended meaning, as rustle. — onomatopoeic, onomatopoetic, onoma-topoietic, onomatopoeial, adj.
See also: Sound
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onomatopoeia

1. The use or formation of words whose sound is intended to imitate the action or sound they mean, such as bang” or ”splash.”
2. Use of words which sound like the thing described.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.onomatopoeia - using words that imitate the sound they denote
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
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onomatopoeia

noun
The formation of words in imitation of sounds:
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Translations
lydordonomatopoietikon
klanknabootsingonomatopee
onomatopeja
onomatopéia
onomatopee
onomatopoesi

onomatopoeia

[ˌɒnəʊmætəʊˈpiːə] Nonomatopeya f
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onomatopoeia

[ˌɒnəmætəˈpiːə] nonomatopée f
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onomatopoeia

nLautmalerei f, → Onomatopöie f (spec)
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onomatopoeia

[ˌɒnəʊmætəʊˈpiːə] nonomatopea
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References in classic literature ?
If the sound of the words actually imitates the sound of the thing indicated, the effect is called Onomatopoeia. Among kinds of poetry, according to form, the most important are: (1) Narrative, which includes many subordinate forms, such as the Epic.
WORDWISE: C WHO AM I: Jenni Murray 10 QUESTIONS: 1 1981, 2 Salvador Dali, 3 Cyprus, 4 Bishop Auckland (James I Grammar School), 5 Onomatopoeia, 6 Mary Shelley, 7 The telescope, 8 Prince Edward, 9 Suffolk, 10 Boston
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Sumbul Mehmood who gave an interesting insight into the Japanese onomatopoeia. Speaking at the event, Mr.
-- Collinsworth, the color analyst, offered perhaps the perfect combination of alliteration and onomatopoeia.
The text is minimal, allowing the illustrations to sing but alliteration, onomatopoeia and repetition show careful consideration for the literary merit of this picture book.
As with other natural names, like onomatopoeia, pure quotations resemble their referents.
For good measure, in the following line he brings into play the interplay of alliteration and onomatopoeia that distinguishes much of his verse with 'the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle'.
Ping ting… The onomatopoeia of contemporary music for the uninformed!
We know the poetic technique employed by the Minstrelsy as onomatopoeia, and this essay will consider two different kinds of animal onomatopoeia in Romantic poetry.