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adjective as in echoic

adjective as in onomatopoeic

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In the cultural languages they recur, if at all, only in the onomatopoetic word-formations of later origin.

Then follows the march, expressed both in musical notes and onomatopoetic words.

So much sound makes us suspicious of the sense, but a little closer ear appreciates delicate and telling onomatopoetic effects.

“Literary impressionism,” which is largely the use of onomatopoetic words, is a valuable factor in the artistic short story.

As we know, music is a language which may delineate actual occurrences by means of onomatopoetic sounds.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to onomatopoetic, such as: imitative, onomatopoeic, and onomatopoeical.

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