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Meaning of "onomatopoeic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ONOMATOPOEIC

onomatopoeic  [ˌɒnəmætəˈpiːɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ONOMATOPOEIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Onomatopoeic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ONOMATOPOEIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

onomatopoeic

Onomatopoeia

An onomatopoeia (sometimes written as onomatopœia) ( pronunciation (US) (help·info), from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for "name" and ποιέω for "I make", adjectival form: "onomatopoeic" or "onomatopoetic") is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Onomatopoeia (as an uncountable noun) refers to the property of such words. Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises such as "oink", "meow", "roar" or "chirp". Onomatopoeias are not the same across all languages; they conform to some extent to the broader linguistic system they are part of; hence the sound of a clock may be tick tock in English, dī dā in Mandarin, or katchin katchin in Japanese. Although in the English language the term onomatopoeia means the imitation of a sound, in the Greek language the compound word onomatopoeia (ονοματοποιία) means "making or creating names". For words that imitate sounds the term Ηχομιμητικό (echomimetico or echomimetic) is used.

Definition of onomatopoeic in the English dictionary

The definition of onomatopoeic in the dictionary is of, relating to or characterized by the formation of words whose sound is imitative of the sound of the noise or action designated, such as hiss, buzz, and bang.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ONOMATOPOEIC


agapeic
ˌæɡəˈpiːɪk
amenorrheic
æˌmɛnəˈriːɪk
apnoeic
æpˈniːɪk
caseic
keɪˈsiːɪk
choreic
kɒˈriːɪk
diarrheic
ˌdaɪəˈriːɪk
dyspneic
dɪspˈniːɪk
dyspnoeic
dɪspˈniːɪk
eupnoeic
juːpˈniːɪk
mythopeic
ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪk
mythopoeic
ˌmɪθəʊˈpiːɪk
oleic
əʊˈliːɪk
pharmacopoeic
ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːɪk
ricinoleic
ˌrɪsɪnˈəʊliːɪk
seborrheic
ˌsebəˈriːɪk
seborrhoeic
ˌsɛbəˈriːɪk
stenopaeic
ˌstɛnəˈpiːɪk
syngeneic
ˌsɪndʒɪˈniːɪk
theic
ˈθiːɪk
ureic
jʊˈriːɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ONOMATOPOEIC

onocentaur
onomasiology
onomastic
onomastically
onomastician
onomasticon
onomastics
onomatologist
onomatology
onomatopoeia
onomatopoeically
onomatopoeses
onomatopoesis
onomatopoetic
onomatopoetically
onomatopoieses
onomatopoiesis
Onondaga
Onondagan
onrush

WORDS THAT END LIKE ONOMATOPOEIC

allogeneic
apogaeic
apogeic
areic
dysmenorrheic
dysmenorrhoeic
eupneic
gonorrheic
gonorrhoeic
hyperpneic
hypopneic
logorrheic
maleic
phaeic
polypneic
pyorrheic
pyorrhoeic
xenogeneic
zoogloeic

Synonyms and antonyms of onomatopoeic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ONOMATOPOEIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «onomatopoeic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of onomatopoeic

Translation of «onomatopoeic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ONOMATOPOEIC

Find out the translation of onomatopoeic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of onomatopoeic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «onomatopoeic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拟声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

onomatopéyico
570 millions of speakers

English

onomatopoeic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

onomatopoeic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسمى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

звукоподражательное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

onomatopoeic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধ্বন্যাত্মক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

onomatopéique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Onomatopoeic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

onomatopoetisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

擬音語の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의성어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Onomatopoeic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chư giống tiếng tự nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

onomatopoeic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनुपातिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sesleri yankılayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

onomatopeico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dźwiękonaśladowczy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

звукоподражательное
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

onomatopeic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ονοματοποιητική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klanknabootsende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

onomatopoeic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lydmalende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of onomatopoeic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ONOMATOPOEIC»

The term «onomatopoeic» is normally little used and occupies the 114.146 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ONOMATOPOEIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «onomatopoeic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «onomatopoeic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about onomatopoeic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ONOMATOPOEIC»

Discover the use of onomatopoeic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to onomatopoeic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Snow Sounds: An Onomatopoeic Story
A nearly-wordless book in which a young boy, eager to reach a much-anticipated holiday party on time, listens to the sounds of the shovels, snow plow, and other equipment used to clear his way.
David Johnson, 2006
2
Nage Birds: Classification and Symbolism Among an Eastern ...
refers to a visible feature (see e.g. bebe ae, where ae, 'water' refers to an environmental association), thus bringing the number of analysable, non- onomatopoeic names to 36, or 46 per cent of the total of 79, and over 63 per cent of the 57 ...
Gregory L. Forth, 2004
3
Thinking French Translation
In reality, the translator is only likely to want to try replicating ST sounds when they are onomatopoeic. Onomatopoeia must not be confused with alliteration and assonance. An onomatopoeia is a word whose phonic form imitates a sound ...
Sándor Hervey, Ian Higgins, 2003
4
Ethno-ornithology: "Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and ...
Of the 65 Nage bird names, 13 (including leo) are fully onomatopoeic. Another six names comprise two words (lexemes), only one of which is onomatopoeic; these are counted as partly onomatopoeic. Another 24 terms are either wholly or  ...
Sonia C. Tidemann, Andrew Gosler, 2012
5
Nage Birds:Ethnozoological Cla
refers to a visible feature (see e.g. bébe ae, where ae, 'water' refers to an environmental association), thus bringing the number of analysable, non- onomatopoeic names to 36, or 46 per cent of the total of 79, and over 63 per cent of the 57 ...
Gregory Forth, 2013
6
Thinking Arabic Translation: A Course in Translation Method: ...
7.1.2 Onomatopoeia The only time when a translator is likely to want to try replicating ST sounds is when they are onomatopoeic. Onomatopoeia must not be confused with alliteration and assonance. An onomatopoeia is a word whose phonic ...
James Dickins, Sándor Hervey, Ian Higgins, 2013
7
Thinking German Translation: A Course in Translation Method
What is more, many SL onomatopoeic words do not have one-to-one TL counterparts. For instance, 'squeak' may be rendered in German as 'quieken' (if a mouse is making the noise) or as 'knarren' (if it is a badly oiled door, or wheel); German ...
Sándor Hervey, Mr Ian Higgins, Senior Lecturer in English Literature Ian Higgins, 2003
8
Natural Language Processing and Information Systems: 11th ...
Automatic Construction of a Japanese Onomatopoeic Dictionary Using Text Data on the WWW Manabu Okumura1, Atsushi Okumura2, and Suguru Saito1 1 Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta Midori Yokohama 226-8503 Japan ...
Christian Kop, 2006
9
Modern Cantonese Phonology
Every language very likely includes a class of onomatopoeic words. In general, they seem to obey the same phonotactic rules just as other classes of words and appear to be phonetically no different from ordinary words in the language; yet for  ...
Robert S. Bauer, Paul K. Benedict, 1997
10
Folkbiology
63 = Aratinga nana (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae) = Green parakeet = perica = ix-p' ili' (onomatopoeic) 65 = Amazona viridigenalis (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae) = Red -crowned parrot = loro = ix-t'ut' (species not found in Peten) 22 = Pionus senilis ...
Douglas L. Medin, Scott Atran, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ONOMATOPOEIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term onomatopoeic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Countdown veteran GILES BRANDRETH celebrates his love of the …
And his genius is that so many of his words from the 14th century still count for something. Twitter, the onomatopoeic word for birdsong, which ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Sci-fi and comic-themed BAMF Cafe to open in old Canteen space
Co-owner Nicholas Springham wanted a quick, punchy onomatopoeic word that would stand out and, at the same time, recall superhero ... «Baltimore City Paper, Jul 15»
3
Plato's Cratylus: The Comedy of Language by SM Ewegen
For instance the sound of the bird we call 'cuckoo' in English and 'Kuckuck' in German is reflected in its two equally effective onomatopoeic names in the two ... «Philosophy Now, Jul 15»
4
George Osborne ruined my yoga retreat
I just came back from my annual yoga retreat high up a forested Italian hill. All there is to hear in this delightful spot is the onomatopoeic call of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Cranky sounding coots live up to their names
The following onomatopoeic descriptions are provided for coot utterances — kuk-kawk-kulc, puhlk, poonk, puhk-cowah, pow-ur, waaat and ... «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»
6
Poet helps Riverside Primary pupils create seaside-inspired …
Key Stage One pupils focused on onomatopoeic words such as 'splash' and experimented with rhyme and poem structure. Children in Key ... «Maidenhead Advertiser, Jul 15»
7
Favourite words: Readers take their pick, from corybantic to shiffle
“It seems onomatopoeic,'' she suggests. “You requested only one word, but in case you don't like apoplectic then I propose vituperative — for ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
8
Young Thug "Pacifier" (prod. by Mike WiLL Made It)
His flow once again mixes in singing, busy rhymes and various onomatopoeic ticks. Through it all, he notes that while people want a piece of ... «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
9
Glasses-Wearing New Idol Ajimi Kiki to Join "PriPara" TV Anime
She is a free-and-easy kind of girl who draws graffiti anywhere she wants, speaks with onomatopoeic words, and loves art-related puns. «Crunchyroll News, Jul 15»
10
TONY BENNETT: Mutoid Man's 'Bleeder' pushes boundaries without …
It's been called everything from onomatopoeic words like "Djent" to virtually anything that can have a "-core" suffix added. Advertisement. «Duluth News Tribune, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Onomatopoeic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/onomatopoeic>. Jul 2019 ».
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