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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The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.
Sometimes things are named from the sounds they make.
for example, there is the universal fastener which is named for the sound it makes.
Many birds are named after their calls, such as the killdeer, chickadee, the cuckoo.
Click here to go to enature.com and listen to the bird calls. You can type their name in the search box.
A common onomatopoeia includes animal noises, such as “moo" or “woof“.
Examples of onomatopoeia are also commonly found in poems and nursery rhymes written for children.
A good example:
Baa Baa Black Sheep
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
In 2002, DC Comics introduced a villain named Onomatopoeia, an athlete, martial artist and weapons expert who only speaks sounds.