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onomatopoeia

noun [U]     /ˌɒn.əˌmæt.əˈpiː.ə/ US  /ˌɑː.noʊˌmæt̬.oʊ-/ specialized
the act of creating or using words that include sounds that are similar to the noises the words refer toPhonology and phonetics onomatopoeic     /-ɪk/ adjective "Pop", "boom", and "squelch" are onomatopoeic words.Phonology and phonetics
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