Word of the Day – Nov. 2 – Onomatopoeia

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Noun: Onomatopoeia (ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh)

1. The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (buzz, hiss)

2. The use of words whose sound suggests the same.

Sample sentence: Bam, pow, crash and other words created by onomatopoeia flashed on the screen throughout the show’s fight scenes.

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