(comparative more onomatopoeically, superlative most onomatopoeically)
- In an onomatopoeic manner.
onomatopoeic + -ally
(comparative more onomatopœically, superlative most onomatopœically)
- Alternative form of onomatopoeically.
OriginSee also: onomatopoeically
onomatopœic + -ally
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 of onomatopoeiaLate Latin ; from Classical Greek onomatopoiia ; from onoma (gen. onomatos), name + poiein, to make: see poet