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November 27, 2022

Word of the Day: Onomatopoeia

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Word of the Day : November 27, 2022

onomatopoeia \ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh\ noun

What It Means

Onomatopoeia means “the creation or use of words that imitate sounds.” It can also refer to the words themselves.

// The poem “Cynthia in the Snow” by Gwendolyn Brooks is famous for its beautiful onomatopoeia, capturing in vivid language snow’s many and distinct aural effects.

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