Onomatopoeic
Onomatopoeic On`o*mat`o*p[oe]"ic, a. Onomatopoetic. --Whitney. [1913 Webster]

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  • onomatopoeic — [[t]ɒ̱nəmætəpi͟ːɪk[/t]] ADJ Onomatopoeic words sound like the noise they refer to. Hiss , buzz , and rat a tat tat are examples of onomatopoeic words. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • onomatopoeic — adjective several words that describe sounds are onomatopoeic, like hiss and buzz Syn: imitative, echoic …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • onomatopoeic — onomatopoeia ► NOUN 1) the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle). 2) the use of such words for rhetorical effect. DERIVATIVES onomatopoeic adjective onomatopoeically adverb. ORIGIN Greek onomatopoiia …   English terms dictionary

  • onomatopoeic — adjective 1. of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia • Syn: ↑onomatopoetic • Pertains to noun: ↑onomatopoeia (for: ↑onomatopoetic), ↑onomatopoeia • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • onomatopoeic — adjective see onomatopoeia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • onomatopoeic — See onomatopoeia. * * * …   Universalium

  • onomatopoeic — adjective a) Of or relating to onomatopoeia. b) Having the property of onomatopoeia. Syn: onomatopoetic …   Wiktionary

  • onomatopoeic — Synonyms and related words: apish, conjugate, delineatory, depictive, derivative, echoic, embodying, emulative, etymologic, figurative, graphic, ideographic, illustrational, illustrative, imitative, incarnating, lexical, lexicographic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • onomatopoeic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Imitating sounds: echoic, imitative, onomato poetic. See SAME, SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • onomatopoeic — on·o·mat·o poe·ic || ‚ɑnÉ™mæ pɪːɪk /É’n adj. of a word that sounds like what it means (i.e. ding dong) …   English contemporary dictionary

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