onomatopoeic onomatopoeic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia
  2. (adj) (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound

Usage(s):

  1. With its premium on delicate skill and its onomatopoeic name implying an interplay of initiative and response.
  2. It's an onomatopoeic word, the pero coming from the slang pero-pero, which means to lick.
  3. Armageddon is a fine, thumping word, almost onomatopoeic in its evocation of finality.

News

  • A Postmodern Account of Cruel and Unusual Torture in China

    The Chinese photojournalist Du Bin, who was released in July after a month’s detention by police, has published online a book he wrote years ago detailing torture in China. It consists of poems, a painting, onomatopoeic designs, and descriptions of … The post A Postmodern Account of Cruel and Unusual Torture in China appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on August 16, 2013     Source: The Epoch Times

Quotes

  1. "Think of the words that have crept into the language - nebbish, schlumpy - there's an onomatopoeic silliness to them," Reiner said.
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Carl Reiner Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

  2. "It's onomatopoeic. It sounds exactly what it is," says Billy Connolly, who appears in the film.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Billy Connolly Source: Times Online

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