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What Kind Of Words Are Onomatopoeia?
Few words are as fun to say as onomatopoeia, but what the heck does it mean?
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
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What is onomatopoeia?
The words themselves are also known as onomatopoeias.
Many commonly used words are onomatopoeias. Onomatopoeias are used to give a sense of action or intensity to writing or drawings.
Why is onomatopoeia important?
CRASH! BOOM! KAPOW! OINK? Onomatopoeias are fun words that give a little pizzazz to writing or drawings.
The first records of the term onomatopoeia come from around 1570. It comes from the Greek onomatopoiía, meaning “making of words.”
Onomatopoeia has been used in many works of writing and sometimes shows up in artwork. Most onomatopoeias are words that represent sounds, such as animal calls (cows moo, birds tweet) and other noises (woosh, boom, and thump). But onomatopoeias can describe actions as well, such as poof, splash, and sizzle.
In writing, onomatopoeias are used to enhance a sentence or provide atmosphere to a scene, as in The bull crashed through the china shop. You can almost hear the china crashing in a way that you don’t in The bull ran through the china shop.
If you watch cartoons or read comic books, you have probably seen a good example of how onomatopoeia can be used to increase intensity or excitement. Whether Batman is punching the Joker with a heroic “pow!” or Daffy Duck is blowing himself up with a loud “kaboom!” onomatopoeias are providing the sound effects of our everyday lives.
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Onomatopoeia is almost cliché in superhero comic books. Comic books have also featured some truly unique onomatopoeias, such as zonk, bamf, and even vjjjwommmwwwb.
What are real life examples of onomatopoeia?
This drawing gives some examples of common onomatopoeias:
Many people are big fans of onomatopoeia as long as they don’t actually have to spell it.
Is the name of every pokemon an onomatopoiea? Because that's the actual sound that it makes
— 🍬 juniper 🍬 (@juniper_mint) February 19, 2020
A truck honked twice and I yelled back "SNERT SNERT," which is terrible onomatopoiea, honestly
— zusty ebooks (@zusty_ebooks) February 4, 2016
True or False?
The word bang is an example of onomatopoeia.
How to use onomatopoeia in a sentence
Donald, on the other hand, began imitating Gua’s barks and onomatopoeia, which may have been one reason the experiment ended in just six months.What scientists learned when they tried to raise a chimp with a human baby|PopSci Staff|September 21, 2021|Popular-Science
Reading his writing can be kind of like taking a psychedelic — a literary onomatopoeia.
He seemed as much taken aback as if he had found a tribe of Cherokees studying onomatopoeia in English verse.
All words which were spontaneously acquired seemed to be instances of 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
This correspondence of sound and sense is called onomatopoeia.The Principles of English Versification|Paull Franklin Baum