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- adj. Alternative spelling of onomatopoeic; concerning or characterized by onomatopoeia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to onomatopœia; characterized by onomatopœia; imitative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as onomatopœic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
- adj. of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia
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The first words, we may suppose, were onomatopoetic, that is to say, vocal imitations of the objects to which they referred.
All I could find on "patati, patata" is that it is an onomatopoetic expression.
But his word choice and onomatopoetic gestures ( "Money machines, yeah, they r-r-r-ring like a mobile phone!") are unmatched in rap right now.
The Sanskrit word prana is also found in the English word animal—pranimal—which is an onomatopoetic version of our in-and-out breathing process.
All I could find on "patati,patata" is that it is an onomatopoetic expression.
But writing, scribed marks, is what the intonation remains — from the first tripled whoosh of strained onomatopoetic alliteration forward.
Her all but onomatopoetic cry harbors again (typography aside) that primal "ah" or
Yes, scourge -- and it is truly onomatopoetic -- say it slow and the word "scourge" just tears right through your soul as you see what time has onomatopoeically wrought.
To support this view they can point out that other languages can employee different onomatopoetic means to express the same animal sound. p.
The technology calls to mind Victor Borge, the musician and comedian famous for his "Phonetic Punctuation" routine, in which he recited a story, making onomatopoetic sounds for the commas, periods, question marks, etc.