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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A word that sounds like what it means.

Usage examples (31)
  • He listened to the onomatopoeia of the faucet's drip, drip, drip.
  • This morning it was Krumphau - the "Crooked Cut", though I like to imagine a certain onomatopoeia in the term.
  • I like the word onomatopoeia, and not just because I still remember how to spell it from third grade spelling classes.
  • Flag is thought possibly to be an onomatopoeia, which is to say flap sounds a bit like a flag flapping. for more
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