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Onomatopoeia

Definition

Also spelled onomatopœia. A figure of speech that employs a word, or occasionally, a grouping of words, that imitates the sound it is describing, and thus suggests its source object. A word imitating a sound.

[n] using words that imitate the sound they denote

Example

buzz
moo
beep
bang
click

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