- onondaga lake,
Origin of onomatopoeia
Examples from the Web for onomatopoeic
With onomatopoeic effects it gives a vivid if unfriendly picture of a blacksmith's forge on a busy night.
In the vernacular the point is brought out by the onomatopoeic character of the lines, which cannot be rendered in English.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell
In Language, its Origin and Development , he upholds the onomatopoeic theory.
Word Origin for onomatopoeia
1570s, from Late Latin onomatopoeia, from Greek onomatopoiia "the making of a name or word" (in imitation of a sound associated with the thing being named), from onomatopoios, from onoma (genitive onomatos) "word, name" (see name (n.)) + a derivative of poiein "compose, make" (see poet). Related: Onomatopoeic; onomatopoeial.