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onomatopoeia in Linguistics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishonomatopoeiaon‧o‧mat‧o‧poe‧ia /ˌɒnəmætəˈpiːə $ ˌɑːn-/ noun [uncountable] technical  SLthe use of words that sound like the thing that they are describing, for example ‘hiss’ or ‘boomonomatopoeic adjective
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onomatopoeiaThe phonetic sequences involved in either onomatopoeia or sound symbolism are clearly not to be considered semantic constituents.This phenomenon is distinct from onomatopoeia - it is sometimes called sound symbolism: there is no question of auditory resemblance.