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Definition of onomatopoeia:

  1. The formation of words in imitation of sounds; a figure of speech in which the sound of a word is imitative of the sound of the thing which the word represents; as, the buzz of bees; the hiss of a goose; the crackle of fire.


anglicism, Americanism, catch-all, archaism, clue, chant, same, echo, anagram, Arabism, mimesis, sounds, acrostic, borrowing, echoism.

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