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ONOMATOPOEIA

 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 


ONOMATOPOEIA (noun)


Sense 1onomatopoeia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Using words that imitate the sound they denote

Classified under:

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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