onomatopoeia

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (NZ) IPA (key): /ˌɒnəˌmætəˈpeɪə/
  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌɒnəˌmætəˈpiːə/
  • (US) enPR: än'ə-măt'ə-pēʹə or än'ə-mät'ə-pēʹə, IPA (key): /ˌɑnəˌmæɾəˈpiːə/ or /ˌɑnəˌmɑɾəˈpiːə/
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Noun[change]

Singular
onomatopoeia

Plural
onomatopoeias or onomatopoeiae

  1. Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like a natural sound, such as woof, click, buzz, crackle, bang, boom, moo, crash, shh and squelch.