Translation of onomatopoeia in Spanish:


onomatopeya, n.

Pronunciation /ˌɑnəˌmædəˈpiə//ˌɒnə(ʊ)matəˈpiːə//ˌɑnəˌmɑdəˈpiə/


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    onomatopeya feminine
    • I asked his teacher when they studied onomatopoeia.
    • This seems like the sort of place that would take onomatopoeia too far.
    • It's obvious I'm horribly out of place: I don't know what onomatopoeia means, I don't like metafiction, I haven't read any of the Brontë sisters, and I don't care about the correct placement of semi-colons; I'm on edge.
    • Even in its expression it aims at excellence by means of word-play, onomatopoeia, and so forth.
    • Yet the aural discipline plays a major part in poetic meaning, in ways that go far beyond mere onomatopoeia.
    • Did you ever consider approaching your linguistics department with a master's thesis solely dedicated to onomatopoeia?
    • It may have imagery, alliteration, and/or onomatopoeia if desired by the writer.
    • It combines - appropriately in four letters - the notion of ripping, rooting, offing and torting in mellifluous onomatopoeia.
    • I've been thinking recently about onomatopoeia: the sound words we use to describe actions.
    • You talk about the ‘undercurrent of muddlement’ and I love the way you've used the word ‘muddlement’, because ‘muddlement’ almost has an onomatopoeia; there is muddlement in ‘muddlement’.
    • Some people just use onomatopoeia, while others insist on miming the playing of drums and crashing of cymbals.
    • What he admired in these poets was their inventive use of word and sound in every device of onomatopoeia, alliteration, pun and palindrome.
    • The Latin word was tussis, with its own form of onomatopoeia, giving modern words like toux, tosse (Italian and Portuguese), and toz (Spanish).
    • ‘Zing’ was the only proper onomatopoeia one could ever really come up with.
    • The sounds of living, onomatopoeia and words, were the purpose of that voice.
    • If you're sceptical about the role played by sound symbolism and straight-out onomatopoeia in word origins, Liberman marshals some impressive evidence in its favour.
    • Let's just say there's an element of onomatopoeia in the phrase.
    • From time to time, of course, name and music fuse, and you get a kind of etymological perfection that's somehow close to onomatopoeia.
    • There is a penchant for onomatopoeia in this poetry that insists on the glottal while pushing toward an uncanny, tin-canny tune: gling and ting, KABOOM and kerpow, dzziitt, shh sh, tsk tsk.
    • The book is largely wordless, relying instead on a symphony of onomatopoeia.