Definition of Onomatopoeias

1. Verb. (plural of onomatopoeia) ¹



2. Noun. (plural of onomatopœia) ¹

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Definition of Onomatopoeias

1. onomatopoeia [n] - See also: onomatopoeia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onomatopoeias

onomatechny
onomatologies
onomatologist
onomatologists
onomatology
onomatomania
onomatope
onomatopeia
onomatopeias
onomatopeic
onomatopes
onomatophobia
onomatopies
onomatopoeia
onomatopoeiae
onomatopoeias (current term)
onomatopoeic
onomatopoeical
onomatopoeically
onomatopoetic
onomatopoetically
onomatopoiesis
onomatopy
onomatopœical
onomatopœiæ
onomomancy
onondagas
onoratoite
onos

Literary usage of Onomatopoeias

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Language and Languages by Frederic William Farrar (1878)
"... to recognise as he whistled after them;'1 a sentence which can only mean that his onomatopoeias were of the most objective or simply-imitative kind. ..."

2. Chapters on Language by Frederic William Farrar (1873)
"92) by his remark that many onomatopoeias are not' old fruitful roots of language, but modern inventions which remain isolated in language, ..."

3. The Anthropological Review by Anthropological Society of London (1866)
"The objection that "the onomatopoeias in our language are few in number" is answered by proof to the contrary. Were it not so, however, ..."

4. Figurative Language: Its Origin and Constitution by Leo Hartley Grindon (1851)
"The corresponding onomatopoeias of modern tongues, on the other hand, ... Hence, some writers have supposed that onomatopoeias are an essentially modern ..."

5. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1887)
"On the interjectional use of word» to suply the place of onomatopoeias. ... which the Commentator says are onomatopoeias. But they ar not so, not nearly so ..."

6. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1868)
"I have elsewhere endeavoured to bring to a focus the many convergent arguments in favour of the origin of language from onomatopoeias and interjections. ..."

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