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onomatopoeic Syllabification: on·o·mat·o·poe·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌänəˌmatəˈpē-ik/ /-ˌmätə-/

Definition of onomatopoeic in English:


Using or relating to onomatopoeia: onomatopoeic words like ‘bang’ and ‘coo
More example sentences
  • In the silent film, allied to the onomatopoeic imitation of sound was the expectation of sound where there was none.
  • He is the most onomatopoeic of the leading poets, able to imitate the sounds of everything from bird calls to the eerie noise of cracking ice.
  • Often it stems from his words, which, as in a misspelled grocery sign or an onomatopoeic utterance, appear both everyday and incorrect.



Pronunciation: /-ˈpē-ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • And don't forget Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders can onomatopoeically describe their bikes at idle by uttering potatopotatopotatopotato.
  • The first, the Xuezhai Qiao, is five minutes from the bus station by the two-stroke tricycle taxis the Chinese name onomatopoeically bengbengche.
  • In ‘The Ox Pull’ these methods serve onomatopoeically.


Pronunciation: /-pōˈetik/

Words that rhyme with onomatopoeic

logorrhoeic (US logorrheic), mythopoeic

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