An onomatopoeia (オノマトペ) is a word or group of words in a language which have their meaning indicated by the sounds they mimic. Examples of English onomatopoeia include "meow", "roar", "buzz", "boom", "snap", "bang", and so on.What are onomatopoeic words?
Onomatopoeic words are words that, when pronounced, imitate the sound that they describe. The word “boom,” for example, is not only a word that indicates a loud noise, but it also mimics the resounding report of an explosion or similarly large noise. Words like “buzz” and “click” are also onomatopoeic words.What is the etymology of onomatopoeia?
Onomatopoeia is defined as the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. The word itself has Greek origins and made the transition to English via Latin in the 16th century. It literally means ‘word-making’.What are onomatopoeia sounds?
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests a natural sound; it resembles the sound or noise it depicts, e.g., oink, meow. These words greatly assist writers when describing the sounds for actions in both stories and poems.