Onomatopoeia is a word that is made up of the words sound and word. It is used to describe the sound that something makes.

  • The sound of the door slamming was onomatopoeic.

  • The sound of the waves crashing against the shore was also onomatopoeic.

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Example Sentences for onomatopoeia

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    The word borborygmus is an onomatopoeia for this rumbling.

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    Asturias use of onomatopoeia, metaphors and repetition.

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    Oxymorons and onomatopoeia are introduced later in the series.

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    The game was originally called is a Japanese onomatopoeia.

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    The name probably represents humorous onomatopoeia.

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    What's your source for the onomatopoeia etymology

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    The use of onomatopoeia by Keralites is also well known.

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    Onomatopoeia is often used to reinforce the game's visual style.

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    He uses mime and grammelot and onomatopoeia to represent the action.

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    Her planet's name is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a mouse's squeak.