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Dictionary entry overview: What does onomatopoeia mean?
• ONOMATOPOEIA (noun)
The noun ONOMATOPOEIA has 1 sense:
1. using words that imitate the sound they denote
Familiarity information: ONOMATOPOEIA used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Using words that imitate the sound they denote
Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
Hypernyms ("onomatopoeia" is a kind of...):
rhetorical device (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))
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