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What is a word for words that sound (phonesthemically) the opposite of the word's meaning? Example: "The phonesthemic Hoosier accent - ‘tarred’ - conveys the burden of dragging one’s exhausted body through space. Spoken properly, 'tired' (i.e. ‘tI-red’) requires one to breach a hard vowel and slide down through the consonants in a . . (?) . . of sound."

  • Are you asking for an antonym of 'onomatopoiea'? (that is, what does 'phonesthemic' mean?) – Mitch Feb 7 at 23:08

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