A word describing a sound that sounds like the sound.

examples of onomatopoeias:
growl
bark
purr
hiss
huff
puff
screech
splat
splooge
thump
bump
slosh
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The word that describes words which "sound like they are". Onomatopoeic words are widley used in poetry and prose.
"Some examples of onomatopoeia are croak, sizzle, and splash"
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the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named for example- bang, boom and microwave.
Phil- whats your favourite onomatopoeia
Dan- Microwave
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1)The formation of words in imitation of natural sounds
2)An imitative word
3)The selection and use of such words
4)Simply, words that sound like what they are such as...
crack, splash, bow-wow, creek, smack, etc
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A word that sounds the same as the noise its describing
Onomatopoeia
Crackle
MiIIcrowave
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A device used to describe a sound of something, often used in poetry as a poetic device.
Onomatopoeia used in sentences:
ex 1. - "The car *shhwshhd* past David when he was walking down the road."
ex 2. - "The bee *buzzed* in the garden."
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The noises people make when they're having sex.
BANG! CRASH! THUMP! SMASH! This is onomatopoeia.
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A word that means "a word that's spelled like the sound it makes" but it usually is just said to sound more intelligent. Most people can't spell this word.
A- Gosh, you're so stupid...
B- ONOMATOPOEIA!
A- Nvm...

A- Boom!
B- Nice onomatopoeia use there.
A- OoooOooooOoooooOooo
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