onomatopoeia onomatopoeia

Definition(s):

  • (n) using words that imitate the sound they denote

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. One remarkable piece appears to be a superhero story, but all the words, including the onomatopoeia, read together as a short memoir of the author's childhood.
  2. But the real heroes of his latest effort are the ink-stained drudges who filled the brightly colored panels with muscle-bound avengers and infectious onomatopoeia:Biff!.
  3. Through an accident of onomatopoeia, the Rann of Kutch looks just like it sounds.

News

  • Infamous: Second Son trailer features gameplay, onomatopoeia

    The best part of this Infamous: Second Son trailer is how it starts with developers at Sucker Punch using their words and showing off animations, but then descends into boys just making sounds. It finishes strong with a nice close-up of a dive-bomb mechanic. Infamous: Second Son trailer features gameplay, onomatopoeia originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see ...
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Joystiq

Quotes

  • "The words tumble so fast, enwrapped in alliteration, clogged with onomatopoeia, choked with assonance, bursting with bombast, snarled with metaphor, tangled with simile, submerged in verbiage that the bombarded audience (and reviewer at a critics'...
    on Apr 30, 2005 By: Mel Gussow Source: New York Times

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