Definition of onomatopoeic in English:

onomatopoeic

Line breaks: ono¦mato|poe¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɒnə(ʊ)matəˈpiːɪk
 
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adjective

  • Using or relating to onomatopoeia: onomatopoeic words like ‘bang’ and ‘coo’
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    • 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.
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onomatopoeically

adverb
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  • 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.

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