Onomatopoeia

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An onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the sound it means: words that imitate particular sounds.

Examples:

  • buzz -- the sound bees make
  • arf, woof, bark -- sounds that dogs make
  • cuckoo -- the bird's name is its call
  • zip, zipper -- the sound it makes
  • meow -- the sound that cats makes
  • tic tic -- the sound that clock makes
  • boom--the sound a bomb makes
  • crash--the sound a breaking glass makes