1. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
    it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term
    onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises
  2. of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia
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How To Use onomatopoetic In A Sentence

  • In aesthetic representation of beauty in sound, rhythm and onomatopoetic are further discussed.
  • Mark Liberman has an interesting post over at Language Log about the spelling of interjections and onomatopoetic words in comic strips.
  • it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term
  • This is both awkward and unnecessary: onomatopoetic words like ching and graunch do easy service as nouns. August 15th, 2006
  • Up to now , the parts of speech and grammatical function of Chinese onomatopoetic words remain controversial.
  • What can be heard with a stethoscope amounts to an onomatopoetic glossary: pistol shot pulses; cardiac murmurs, rumbles, clicks, and gallops; pericardial knocks and rubs; rales and rhonchi of the lungs; succussion splashes in the abdomen. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3
  • If you're wondering, 'sifaka' is an onomatopoetic reference to their alarm call, and is pronounced 'shee-fak' (or something similar if you use your imagination). ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • When the leftovers were put in a pot with some rice and a bit of extra liquid and cooked until the rice was done, I then lifted the lid to take a look; even though I had no idea what the word jambalaya actually means, the contents of the pot in an onomatopoetic way looked like jambalaya if that makes sense - it is a dish that looks like it sounds, sort of a jumble of everything. At My Table
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