1. [ adjective ] of or relating to or characterized by onomatopoeia
Synonyms: onomatopoeic
Related terms: onomatopoeia onomatopoeia
2. [ adjective ] (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
Synonyms: imitative onomatopoeic onomatopoeical echoic

"onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises" "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer

Related terms: nonechoic
Similar spelling:   onomatopoeic