Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 09/15/15 Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia (noun)
onomatopoeia [on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh, ‐mah-tuh‐]


noun
1. the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
2. a word so formed.
3. the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical, dramatic, or poetic effect.

Origin: 1570-80; < Late Latin < Greek onomatopoiía making of words = onomato- (combining form of ónoma name ) + poi- (stem of poieîn to make; see poet ) + -ia -ia

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