the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named for example- bang, boom and microwave.
Phil- whats your favouriteonomatopoeia
by Zara_Phangirl November 7, 2015
A word that sounds the same as the noise its describing
by fandomlyobssesed April 5, 2015
The noises peoplemake when they're having sex.
BANG! CRASH! THUMP! SMASH! This is onomatopoeia.
by .Synthesis. February 11, 2012
A word that means "a word that's spelled like the sound it makes" but it usually is just said to sound more intelligent. Most people can't spell this word.
A- Gosh, you're so stupid...
B- Nice onomatopoeia use there.
by Blakeyy June 14, 2011
A word of Greek origin for "mimicry". Used by very posh and/or very old grammateachas.
"The ancient Greeks thought that all words originated from the sounds of things, so they invented a new word - onomatopoeia - which sounds just like a load of old waffle."
So, has anyone heard the sound of "hush" "silence" "il silencio"?
And, if the pope is a primate, what sounds does he make?
(No offence intended - good geeza!)
by Patrick_not_a_user_name June 14, 2006
A mood characterized by various expressions of unhappiness, frustration, or melancholy best summed up by onomatopoeias, or words that imitate their sounds. Exclamations one might make while in such a mood: "Grr!" "Rawrr!" "Ugh!" "Ahh!"
Person 1: "How are you doing?"
Person 2: "Arghhhhhhh!"
Person 1: "You've got a bad case of the onomatopoeias, eh? Sucks. Hope you feel better."
by thelinguist0 October 1, 2009
The word that describes words which "sound like they are". Onomatopoeic words are widley used in poetry and prose.
"Some examples of onomatopoeia are croak, sizzle, and splash"
by Sabz July 20, 2004