Definition of onomatopoeic in English:


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  • Using or relating to onomatopoeia.

    ‘onomatopoeic words like ‘bang’ and ‘coo’’
    • ‘In the silent film, allied to the onomatopoeic imitation of sound was the expectation of sound where there was none.’
    • ‘He is the most onomatopoeic of the leading poets, able to imitate the sounds of everything from bird calls to the eerie noise of cracking ice.’
    • ‘Often it stems from his words, which, as in a misspelled grocery sign or an onomatopoeic utterance, appear both everyday and incorrect.’
    • ‘The onomatopoeic tune that resulted was hilarious, but the implication that in a digital universe all correspondences are known in advance was rather disturbing.’
    • ‘Genre names don't get more onomatopoeic than crunk.’
    imitative, echoic
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/ˌänəˌmadəˈpēik/ /ˌɑnəˌmædəˈpiɪk/