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Q: School project ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: School project
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: billytheair-ga
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Posted: 12 Sep 2003 10:55 PDT
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Question ID: 255111
What does onamaterpear mean

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 12 Sep 2003 11:03 PDT
Could the word you're looking for be 'onomatopoeia', which is
pronounced very similarly to 'onamaterpear'?
Subject: Re: School project
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 12 Sep 2003 11:29 PDT
Onomatopoeia is the use of a word that imitates or is intended to
sound like what it describes. We use onomatopoeia all the time; the
words we use to describe the sounds of animals are among them.

Here are a few examples of onomatopoeia:

bang, beep, bong, bow-wow, boom, buzz, chirp, choo-choo, clank, click,
cluck, creak, croak, crunch, cuckoo, drip, gobble-gobble, growl,
hiccup, hiss, hoot, jingle, meow, moo, murmur, oom-pah-pah, plop, pop,
quack, ribbit, slurp, smash, sniff, ticktock, tinkle, toot, twang,
whump, yackety-yak, yelp, zap, zzzz

One thing that's interesting is that the onomatopoeic words aren't the
same in all languages. For example, in English a dog says bow-wow
(among other things), but in Spanish it's guau-guau (among other

Here are some other references for you:


Sounds of the World's Animals

Literary Special Effects


Weird Words

I hope this fully answers your question.



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