See also: onomatopœia
From Ancient Greek ὀνοματοποιία (onomatopoiia, “the coining of a word in imitation of a sound”), from ὀνοματοποιέω (onomatopoieo, “to coin names”), from ὄνομα (onoma, “name”) + ποιέω (poieo, “to make, to do, to produce”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɒnəˌmætəˈpiə/
- (US) enPR: än'ə-măt'ə-pēʹə or än'ə-mät'ə-pēʹə, IPA(key): /ˌɑːnəˌmætəˈpiə/, /ˌɑːnəˌmɑːtəˈpiə/
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- Rhymes: -iə
- (uncountable) The property of a word of sounding like what it represents.
- (countable) A word that sounds like what it represents, such as "gurgle" or "hiss".
- (uncountable, rhetoric) The use of language whose sound imitates that which it names.
property of a word of sounding like what it represents
word that sounds like what it represents
- Wiktionary's category of onomatopoeias