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synonyms for onomatopoeic

  • imitative
  • onomatopoetic
  • copying
  • mimetic
  • mimic
  • mimicking
  • parrot
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How to use onomatopoeic in a sentence

The “boom” of a cannon (note of a bell, cry of the bittern) is distinct from this, being onomatopoeic.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, SLICE 2VARIOUS
In the vernacular the point is brought out by the onomatopoeic character of the lines, which cannot be rendered in English.
THE TRIBES AND CASTES OF THE CENTRAL PROVINCES OF INDIAR. V. RUSSELL
The English word may be of native origin and merely onomatopoeic.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 1VARIOUS
With onomatopoeic effects it gives a vivid if unfriendly picture of a blacksmith's forge on a busy night.
FOURTEENTH CENTURY VERSE & PROSEVARIOUS
In Language, its Origin and Development , he upholds the onomatopoeic theory.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 7VARIOUS
Trommel: the word is ultimately the same as “trumpet,” and is probably onomatopoeic in origin; it appears late in Eng.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 8, SLICE 7VARIOUS
Here insistent alliteration and strong rhythm are combined to excellent onomatopoeic effect.
THE MAN OF TASTEJAMES BRAMSTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ONOMATOPOEIC

  • imitative
  • onomatopoeic
  • onomatopoeical
  • onomatopoetic
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.