Definition of Onomatopoeic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia.

Exact synonyms: Onomatopoetic
Partainyms: Onomatopoeia, Onomatopoeia
Derivative terms: Onomatopoeia



2. Adjective. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound. "It was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"
Exact synonyms: Echoic, Imitative, Onomatopoeical, Onomatopoetic
Antonyms: Nonechoic
Derivative terms: Onomatopoeia, Onomatopoeia

Definition of Onomatopoeic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to onomatopoeia. ¹

2. Adjective. Having the property of onomatopoeia. ¹

3. Adjective. (alternative spelling of onomatopoeic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Onomatopoeic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Onomatopoeic

1. Of or pertaining to onomatopoeia; characterised by onomatopoeia; imitative; as, an onomatopoetic writer or word. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onomatopoeic

onomatologies
onomatologist
onomatologists
onomatology
onomatomania
onomatope
onomatopeia
onomatopeias
onomatopeic
onomatopes
onomatophobia
onomatopies
onomatopoeia
onomatopoeiae
onomatopoeias
onomatopoeic (current term)
onomatopoeical
onomatopoeically
onomatopoetic
onomatopoetically
onomatopoiesis
onomatopy
onomatopœical
onomatopœiæ
onomomancy
onondagas
onoratoite
onos
onramp

Literary usage of Onomatopoeic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On Blendings of Synonymous Or Cognate Expressions in English: A Contribution by Gustaf Adolf Bergström (1906)
"... blendings of onomatopoeic words, by which class of words language is continually being enriched'). § 90. That onomatopoeic words should be liable ..."

2. My Colonial Service in British Guiana, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Fiji, Australia by George William Des Vœux (1903)
"... and his tail-trimming—onomatopoeic names—Cushi ants—Jager ants and their service to man—Night invasion of Jagers—Tenacity of life in ants—Termites—Their ..."

3. English grammar by Frederick Avarne White, Ben Jonson (1882)
"tions based upon the onomatopoeic method are fixed and unalterable eternal truths. The one foundation is the solid rock, the other the wavering sand. ..."

4. The Musical Basis of Verse: A Scientific Study of the Principles of Poetic by Julia Parker Dabney (1901)
"An onomatopoeic word is a species of trope which, merely by the sound, makes to the mind an image or picture of that which the word rhetorically expresses. ..."

5. The Musical Basis of Verse: A Scientific Study of the Principles of Poetic by Julia Parker Dabney (1901)
"An onomatopoeic word is a species of trope which, merely by the ... The examples given on page 115 for alliteration are all more or less onomatopoeic. ..."

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