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A word that phonetically imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises such as "oink", "meow", "roar" or "chirp", or human sounds like "yawn", "gulp" or "mwah".

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Onomatopoeia means that a word for a sound imitates that sound. For example, jingle is the word for a metallic sound, and it imitates that metallic sound. O is not onomatopoeic because it is not the word for the sound oh. …
answered Nov 22 '11 by MetaEd
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Ringing sounds (nouns) bell – the sound that a bell makes when it rings bong – a long deep sound that a bell makes chime – a ringing sound made by a bell, or by a clock with a bell inside it ding – t …
answered Jan 31 '12 by MetaEd