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onomatopoeic

adjective

  1. (pertaining adjective)  of, relating to, or characterized by onomatopoeia
    Synonyms: onomatopoetic.
  2. (echoic)  of words, formed in imitation of a natural sound
    Synonyms: echoic, imitative, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic, imit. [abbreviation].

Etymology summary

via Late Latin from Greek onoma name + poiein to make
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Onomatopoeia | onomatopœia

a word that phonetically imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Onomatopoeia refers to the property of such words. Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises such as "oink", "meow", "roar" or "chirp"... (37 of 1943 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Onomatopoeia

Collins Dictionary:

onomatopoeic | onomatopoeia

of, relating to or characterized by the formation of words whose sound is ... | the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the ... (27 of 364 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/onomatopoeic

New World Dictionary:

onomatopoeia | onomatopoeic [related] | onomatopoeically [related]

formation of a word by imitating the natural sound associated with the object or action involved; echoism (Ex.: tinkle, buzz, chickadee, etc.) | the ... (23 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/onomatopoeia

American Heritage Dictionary:

onomatopoeia | onomatopoeic [adjective, related] | onomatopoetic [adjective, related] | onomatopoeically [adverb, related] | onomatopoetically [adverb, related]

The formation or use of words such as "buzz" or "murmur" that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to. (24 of 63 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/onomatopoeia

Cambridge Dictionary:

onomatopoeia [specialized] | onomatopoeic [adjective, derived]

the creation and use of words which include sounds that are similar to the noises that the words refer to (20 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/onomatopoeia

Oxford Dictionary:

onomatopoeic | onomatopoeically [derived]

using or relating to onomatopoeia (5 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/onomatopoeic

Wiktionary:

onomatopoeic | onomatopÅ“ic [sense-specific] | onomatopoetic [synonym, sense-specific]

Of or relating to onomatopoeia. | Having the property of onomatopoeia. (10 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/onomatopoeic

Encarta Dictionary:

onomatopoeic | onomatopoeically [adverb, derived]

imitative of the sound associated with the thing or action denoted by a word (14 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684673​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

onomatopoeic | onomatopoeia

First use: 16th century

Origin: via Late Latin from Greek onoma name + poiein to make

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/onomatopoeic

Wiktionary:

onomatopoeic

Origin: onomatopoeia + -ic.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/onomatopoeic

onomatopoeia

Origin: Ancient Greek ὀνοματοποιία (onomatopoiia, "the coining of a word in imitation of a sound"), from ὀνοματοποιέω (onomatopoieo, "to coin names"), from ὄνομα (onoma, "name") +... (25 of 32 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/onomatopoeia

-ic

Origin: French -ique, from Latin -icus, from Proto-Indo-European *-ikos, *-iḱos, formed with the i-stem suffix *-i- and the adjectival suffix *-ko-. Cognates include Ancient Greek -ικός (-ikos),... (26 of 37 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ic

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

onomatopoeic | onomatopoeia

Audio: British English pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/onomatopoeic

Cambridge Dictionary:

onomatopoeia [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "onomatopoeic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "onomatopoeic"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/onomatopoeia

the Free Dictionary:

onomatopoeic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/onomatopoeic

Google Dictionary:

onomatopoeic

Audio: English pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=onomatopoeic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

onomatopoeic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=onomat​04 word=onomatopoeic

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