See also: onomatopœic

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Etymology edit

From onomatopoeia +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɒnəmætəˈpiːɪk/
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  • (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˌɒnəmɛtəˈpiːək/, /-ˈpæeək/

Adjective edit

onomatopoeic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to onomatopoeia.
    Synonyms: onomatopoeial, onomatopoetic, echoic
  2. Having the property of onomatopoeia.
    • 2008, Helen Gilhooly, chapter 1, in Complete Japanese[1], →ISBN, 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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