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Onomatopoeia - Glossary of Terms


Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is the use of a word which, when pronounced, sounds like what it represents.  

Examples:

sizzle / pop / whisper / cackle / zip 
 
Interactive example:
  
After the growl of the thunder, there is an audible hiss. [show me examples of onomatopoeia]
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