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
How to use onomatopoeia in a sentence
The “boom” of a cannon (note of a bell, cry of the bittern) is distinct from this, being onomatopoeic.
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
The English word may be of native origin and merely onomatopoeic.
With onomatopoeic effects it gives a vivid if unfriendly picture of a blacksmith's forge on a busy night.
In Language, its Origin and Development , he upholds the onomatopoeic theory.