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adjective as in echoic

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The “boom” of a cannon (note of a bell, cry of the bittern) is distinct from this, being onomatopoeic.

In the vernacular the point is brought out by the onomatopoeic character of the lines, which cannot be rendered in English.

The English word may be of native origin and merely onomatopoeic.

With onomatopoeic effects it gives a vivid if unfriendly picture of a blacksmith's forge on a busy night.

In Language, its Origin and Development , he upholds the onomatopoeic theory.


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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to onomatopoeic, such as: imitative, onomatopoetic, copying, mimetic, mimic, and mimicking.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.