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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound; Of or relating to or characterized by words that resemble a natural sound.

Usage examples (30)
  • The first words, we may suppose, were onomatopoetic, that is to say, vocal imitations of the objects to which they referred.
  • I suspect it's onomatopoetic; bird names tend to be.
  • All I could find on "patati,patata" is that it is an onomatopoetic expression.
  • All I could find on "patati, patata" is that it is an onomatopoetic expression. for more
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