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onomatopoeic

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From onomatopoeia +‎ -ic.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɒnəmatəˈpiːɪk/

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onomatopoeic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to onomatopoeia.
  2. Having the property of onomatopoeia.
    • 2008, Helen Gilhooly, chapter 1, Complete Japanese[1], ISBN 978-0-07-174786-8, page 31:
      There are also three ways in which katakana is used for writing Japanese words:
      1 to make words stand out, for example, in advertising: トヨタ (Toyota)
      2 to classify species of plants and animals, for example in botanical gardens
      3 to write onomatopoeic words

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