Term of Art: Onomatopoeia

“Onomatopoeia (noun): The forming of or use of a word that imitates in sound what it denotes; use of imitative or echoic words; echoic word. Adjective: onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic, onomatopoeian; adverb: onomatopoeically, onomatopoetically; noun: onomatope, onomatopy.”

Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.

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