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Onomatopoeia. Onomato What???. Onomatopoeia. The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action. Example: sizzle. Onomatopoeia. Sometimes things are named from the sounds they make.

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Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Onomato What???


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.

Example: sizzle


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Sometimes things are named from the sounds they make.

for example, there is the universal fastener which is named for the sound it makes.

Zipper


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Many birds are named after their calls, such as the killdeer, chickadee, the cuckoo.

Killdeer

Chickadee

cuckoo


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Click here to go to enature.com and listen to the bird calls. You can type their name in the search box.


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

A common onomatopoeia includes animal noises, such as “moo" or “woof“.


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Examples of onomatopoeia are also commonly found in poems and nursery rhymes written for children.

A good example:

Baa Baa Black Sheep


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

Do you remember the old Knock-Knock jokes? (even the name of this type of joke is another example of onomatopoeia.)

What about the joke:Knock-knock Who's there?BooBoo who?Don't cry, I was only joking...you guessed it, another example of onomatopoeia


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia

In 2002, DC Comics introduced a villain named Onomatopoeia, an athlete, martial artist and weapons expert who only speaks sounds.


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