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onomatopoetic (echoic)

Definition:

of words, formed in imitation of a natural sound

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

onomatopoeia

Comparative:

more onomatopoetic

Superlative:

most onomatopoetic

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

"it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term" - Harry Hoijer

Synonyms:

echoic | imitative | onomatopoeic | onomatopoeical | imit. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

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

All senses of onomatopoetic...

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

New World Dictionary:

echoic | echoism [noun, related]

having the nature of an echo | imitative in sound; onomatopoeic: a term used, as in the etymologies of this dictionary, to indicate that a word, as ... (26 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/echoic

Oxford Dictionary:

echoic | echoically [derived]

of or like an echo | [linguistics] : representing a sound by imitation. (12 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/echoic

Random House Dictionary:

echoic | onomatopoeic [synonym, sense-specific]

resembling an echo. | onomatopoeic (4 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/echoic

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

imitative [formal]

copying someone or something else (5 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/imitative

Britannica Encyclopedia:

onomatopoeia [linguistics]

the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it. Onomatopoeia may also refer to the use of words whose sound ... (28 of 125 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/429308​/onomatopoeia

Columbia Encyclopedia:

onomatopoeia

in language, the representation of a sound by an imitation thereof; e.g., the cat "mews". Poets often convey the meaning of a verse through its very ... (26 of 122 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0836675​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

echoic

resembling or relating to an echo | Same as onomatopoeic (9 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607398​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

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

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

the Free Dictionary:

Onomatopoetic

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Onomatopoetic"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Onomatopoetic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Onomatopoetic

onomatopoeical

Audio: British English pronunciation of "onomatopoeical"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/onomatopoeical

onomatopoeic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/onomatopoeic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

onomatopoetic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "onomatopoetic"

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

onomatopoeic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

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

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

Google Dictionary:

onomatopoeic

Audio: English pronunciation of "onomatopoeic"

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

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