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One entry found for onomatopoeia.
Main Entry: onˇoˇmatoˇpoeˇia
Pronunciation: secondarystressän-schwa-secondarystressmat-schwa-primarystresspemacron-(y)schwa
Function: noun
1 : the naming of a thing or action by imitation of natural sounds (as "buzz" or "hiss")
2 : the use of words whose sound suggests the sense (as for poetic effect)
- onˇoˇmatoˇpoeˇic /-primarystresspemacron-ik/ or onˇoˇmatoˇpoˇetˇic /-pomacr-primarystresset-ik/ adjective

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