Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia
The formation or use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

“It went zip when it moved and bop when it stopped,
And whirr when it stood still.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.”
(Tom Paxton, “The Marvelous Toy”)

# “Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is.”
(slogan of Alka Seltzer, U.S.)

It’s sort of whack, whir, wheeze, whine
Sputter, splat, squirt, scrape
Clink, clank, clunk, clatter
Crash, bang, beep, buzz
Ring, rip, roar, retch
Twang, toot, tinkle, thud
Pop, plop, plunk, pow
Snort, snuck, sniff, smack
Screech, splash, squish, squeak
Jingle, rattle, squeal, boing
Honk, hoot, hack, belch.”
(Todd Rundgren, “Onomatopoeia”)

My Onomatopoeia________________________________

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