1. onomatopoeia

noun. using words that imitate the sound they denote.


  • ὀνοματοποιία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ονοματοποιέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with onomatopoeia

1. Adjective
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.

3. Adverb
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.