noun. using words that imitate the sound they denote.
- ὀνοματοποιία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- ονοματοποιέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word onomatopoeia
Randomly select five onomatopoeia words from the list and have students write them on a sheet of paper.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Alliteration is when two syllables of similar sound are used together to create effect and onomatopoeia is when the sound of a word reflects something else.
Another sound-related example of figurative language is onomatopoeia.
4. Noun, plural
Graphic novel writers often use onomatopoeia in their craft, using words like "Pow" to indicate a punch.
5. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A poet uses onomatopoeia to create a sound within his poem, and therefore affect the power of the poem.