Onomatopoeia is defined as a word that sounds like the common sound of the object it is describing.(noun)
An example of onomatopoeia is a train being called a choo choo.
The definition of onomatopoeia is a poetic structure of words to convey how something sounds.(noun)
An example of onomatopoeia is a poem about a stream written in a way to imitate the sound of a stream.
See onomatopoeia in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL < Gr onomatopoiia < onoma (gen. onomatos), name + poiein, to make: see poet
See onomatopoeia in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin
Origin: , from Greek onomatopoiiā
Origin: , from onomatopoios, coiner of names
Origin: : onoma, onomat-, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + poiein, to make; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.
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