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onomatopoeianoun [U]

/ˌɑn·əˌmɑt̬·əˈpi·ə, -mæt̬·ə-/
grammar the naming of something with a word whose sound suggests the thing itself, such as "buzz" and "zip"
(Definition of onomatopoeia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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onomatopoeianoun [U]

uk   /ˌɒn.əˌmæt.əˈpiː.ə/ us   /ˌɑː.noʊˌmæt̬.oʊˈpiː.ə/ specialized
the act of creating or using words that include sounds that are similar to the noises the words refer to
onomatopoeic
adjective uk   /ˌɒn.əˌmæt.əˈpiː.ɪk/ us   /ˌɑː.noʊˌmæt̬.oʊˈpiː.ɪk/
"Pop", "boom", and "squelch" are onomatopoeic words.
(Definition of onomatopoeia from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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