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Origin of onomatopoeia
OTHER WORDS FROM onomatopoeiaon·o·mat·o·poe·ic, on·o·mat·o·po·et·ic [on-uh-mat-uh-poh-et-ik] /ˌɒn əˌmæt ə poʊˈɛt ɪk/, adjectiveon·o·mat·o·poe·i·cal·ly, on·o·mat·o·po·et·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby onomatopoeia
Example sentences from the Web for onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia, formations of words resembling in sound that of the things denoted by them.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
Mao, the term for a "cat," is obviously an example of onomatopoeia.China and the Chinese|Herbert Allen Giles
All words which were spontaneously acquired seemed to be instances of onomatopoeia.