What is onomatopoeia?

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Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word to imitate a natural sound. Words such as hiss, pop and meow are examples of familiar words demonstrating this literary device.

Onomatopoeia is used to add descriptive qualities to various types of writing, especially to prose and poetry. Examples are also used in lyrics, television and radio advertising, and brand development as in the case of cereal sounds. Nursery rhymes and children's songs also often feature such words to emphasize the action and emotion of a story. In foreign languages, similar examples exist as individuals use their own alphabets and phonetics to create words imitating familiar sounds.

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Onamonapia: the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss, buzz, and bang. Ask us anytime!
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ONOMATOPOEIA, i just checked it on the spell check. it's a word that sounds like what it's describing, like swish, zoom! creak, those sorts of words, they're very useful for describing
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