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What does "onomatopoeic word" mean?


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An "onomatopoeic word" is a word that phonetically imitates or resembles the sound it describes. For example, "bang" sounds like the sound of a bang. Ex: You can hear the bacon sizzle on the pan. => sizzle is an onomatopoeic word Ex: There was a crash, and I saw that the window was broken. Ex: She kept on splashing people in the pool.

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