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  • n. Plural form of onomatopoeia.


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  • Here was the situation, as I recounted it to myself: somehow, I was trapped in some unearthly dimension where Baltimore, actor Emilio Estevez, and myself had somehow collided in a big cartoon scrum complete with onomatopoeias and clouds of dust.

    I'm Not Emilio Estevez

  • Needless to say, I have a special place in my heart for onomatopoeias 1: the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss) 2: the use of words whose sound suggests the sense (thank you Merriam-Webster).

    blog – syllable studio

  • To see a few of my favorite onomatopoeias, take a peek at this guide …

    blog – syllable studio

  • Certain fashion descriptions can be pure onomatopoeias.

    Before You Put That On

  • Rather like the poet's child, who though "Nature's playmate" yet "[m] ars" all its sounds "with his imitative lisp" (92-97) ,18 the speaker and his friends mar the bird's inimitable singing, and in fact seem to be drawn together night after night by what the nocturnal scene precisely does not provide them: by what their language of poetic archaisms, onomatopoeias, and other suspect figures of speech cannot reproduce

    'Sweet Influences': Human/Animal Difference and Social Cohesion in Wordsworth and Coleridge, 1794-1806

  • Maybe he'll find my onomatopoeias inappropriate, my puns unfunny, my alliteration absolutely awful.

    The two-headed monstrous column strikes

  • He then spoke with extreme volubility, but it was only a succession of onomatopoeias devoid of sense, of harsh interjections with _a_ and _ou_ predominant, as in the majority of Polynesian idioms.

    Godfrey Morgan A Californian Mystery

  • Colored pencils, comic strips, onomatopoeias and Ben-Day dots!

    NPR Topics: News

  • Coming into the film, one wonders how much of the extra little details appear, like the character bios that pop up, or the over-the-top video game battles, or the silly onomatopoeias that litter the pages of the comics.

    Gamezone: Game Reviews and More!

  • Even the playful exercises in translation or shorthand, extended onomatopoeias, and visual riddles resonate with a pure sense, either of sound or of vision or of a mixture of both, that is entangled in all of the senses and extends throughout the body.

    Coach House Books


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