Meaning of onomatopoeia
Pronunciation: (on"u-mat"u-pē'u, -mä"tu-), [key]
- the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
- a word so formed.
- the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical effect.
- onomatopoeia (Thesaurus)