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.
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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
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onomatopoeic

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

adjective
Imitating sounds:
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Translations
onomatopoietisk
onomatopeic
ljudhärmandeonomatopoetisk

onomatopoeic

[ˌɒnəʊmætəʊˈpiːɪk] ADJ onomatopoetic [ˌɒnəʊmætəʊpəʊˈetɪk] ADJonomatopéyico
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

onomatopoeic

, onomatopoetic
adjlautmalend, onomatopoetisch (spec)
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onomatopoeic

[ˌɒnəʊmætəʊˈpiːɪk] adjonomatopeico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Note some of the most effective onomatopoeic passages.
Hearing the onomatopoeic bulbul's song never fails to take me back to my childhood in Taif and Makkah, enveloping me in the joy of my youth and the love of my family.
An amalgam of two Cebuano terms - the onomatopoeic 'toktok' and 'hangyo' - the word, familiar to the general public since the President launched his war against drugs in 2016, alludes to the operational method by which police officers knock on doors, 'toktok,' and issue their warning, 'hangyo,' to drug suspects to stop their involvement in illegal drugs.
Consisting of two powerful outer movements framing a lighter, faster piece, this symphonic sketch is a musically onomatopoeic description of the moods of the sea: the swaying movement of the waves, and the pitter-patter of falling droplets of spray outlined in three movements -- From dawn to noon on the sea, Play of the Waves, and Dialogue between the wind and the sea.
The Thai language has numerous unique spoken language expressions, and many users make frequent use of non-standard spellings, newly created onomatopoeic words and emoticons, which can be difficult to process.
Once upon a time, it was an onomatopoeic rendering of sounds of rather little consequence that, as quickly as one could say twitter, disappeared, swept away by the thinnest air.
Ever since childhood, we awaited the onomatopoeic 'thwack' of the newspaper every morning with considerable anticipation.
Ian Densford's graphic watercolors paired with a spattering of onomatopoeic utterings create an unforgiving tale of the "war to end all wars".
As well as analysing so-called diminutives ending in 'y' and reduplication -- which contains repeated syllables -- they checked for onomatopoeic words that sound like their meaning, such as woof and splash.
Let me explain: pretend all words in all texts are onomatopoeic (they sound like that which they mean: silver, murmur, bang).
They checked the speech for baby talk words and onomatopoeic words that sound like their meaning, such as woof and splash.