Variant of onomatopoeia
- formation of a word by imitating the natural sound associated with the object or action involved; echoism (Ex.: tinkle, buzz, chickadee, etc.)
- the use of words whose sounds reinforce their meaning or tone, as in poetry
Origin: LL < Gr onomatopoiia < onoma (gen. onomatos), name + poiein, to make: see poet
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