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onomatopoetic

adjective

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

onomatopoetic | onomatopoeia | onomatopoeic [derived]

Same as "onomatopoeic" | the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as "hiss, buzz", and ... (25 of 227 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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

Merriam-Webster:

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

the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss) | the use of words whose sound suggests the sense (29 of 157 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/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

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

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

onomatopoetic | onomatopoeia

First use: 16th century

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

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

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

onomatopoetic | onomatopoeia

Audio: British English pronunciation of "onomatopoetic"

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

the Free Dictionary:

Onomatopoetic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Onomatopoetic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Onomatopoetic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Onomatopoetic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

onomatopoetic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "onomatopoetic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=onomat​06 word=onomatopoetic

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