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Onomatopoeia

Whoa. BIG word sia… So, what does it mean?

In rhetoric, linguistics and poetry, onomatopoeia is a figure of speech that employs a word, or occasionally, a grouping of words, that imitates, echoes, or suggests the object it is describing, such as “bang”, “click”, “fizz”, “hush” or “buzz” and not “moo” “quack” or “meow”, since animals do not create those sounds.

Onomatopoetic words exist in every language, although they are different in each. For example, in Latin, tuxtax is the equivalent of “bam” or “whack” and was meant to imitate the sound of blows landing. In Ancient Greek, koax was used as the sound of a frog. In Japanese, dokidoki is used to indicate the beating of a heart.

One onomatopoeia word i always use when playing one of my fave games in yahoogames wld be “boing boing”. Cos the balls there go ‘boing boing’ =)

Other onomatopoeia words include: plop, bloop, crack etc.

Can ya think of other onomatopoetic words?

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