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on·o·mat·o·poi·e·sis

(on'ō-mat'ō-poy-ē'sis),
The making of a name or word, especially to express or imitate a natural sound (for example, hiss, crash, boom); in psychiatry, the tendency to make new words of this type is said to characterize some people with schizophrenia.
See also: neologism.
[G. onoma, name, + poiēsis, making]

onomatopoiesis

, onomatopoeia (on″ŏ-mat″ŏ-poy-ē′sĭs) (on″ŏ-mat″ŏ-pē′ă) [Gr. onoma, name + -poiesis, ]
1. The formation of words that imitate the sounds with which they are associated, e.g., hiss, buzz.
2. In psychiatry, imitative words and sounds created by patients with schizophrenia.
onomatopoeiconomatopoietic (on″ŏ-mat″ŏ-pē′ik) (on″ŏ-mat″ŏ-pō-et′ik), adjective
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Another group of o-words which constitute special cases and should be discussed before the analysis of the phonosymbolic role of stops is performed, is a group of onomatopoeic words (many of which function both as nouns and verbs) ending in a Consonant+l cluster (as in bubble, crackle, rattle, whistle, etc.
It's all wrapped up in onomatopoeic language and delightful Edward Lear-style nonsense.
Kapralova makes only minimal use of onomatopoeic, programmatic effects, and when she does it is always with ingenuity and musical wit (the bustle of Jarni pouti [Spring Fair], the three different stylisations of bird songs in Koleda [Carol], Rodny kraj [Native Landscape] or in Pisen milostna [Love Song]).
We might chalk this up to the credit of the translator rather than the author, were there not enough instances of onomatopoeic exclamations and salacious cussedness to remind us of the Dutch propensities of the original.
Impressively onomatopoeic examples include pwdu, to sulk, and twp - thick.
But he was also composing and performing poetry during this period, cobbling disjointed phrases and snatches of onomatopoeic sounds into free-form verses that evoke both nursery rhymes and the variegated din of Roman life.
If at times he sounds hushed, Brown soon reaches for his trademark onomatopoeic delivery - there are more grunts and squeals than in a ladies doubles match at Wimbledon.
As for Haas, such a maturation was very slow; having a civil job, he had little time for composing, and maybe that is why his works seem to be so sound, thoughtful and coherent: Program the 2nd String Quartet "From Monkey Mountains", filled with onomatopoeic elements, was a reminiscence of his summer stay in the "Ceskomoravska vrchovina" (Czech-Moravian Hills, called the "Monkey Mountains" in the jargon spoken in Brno).
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Director GyUrgy Pclfi's camera simply follows the insects, animals and villagers of a small rural community as they go about their daily business, frequently returning to the old man hiccuping (the title's the Hungarian onomatopoeic sound) on the creaky bench outside his cottage watching the world go by.
We're concentrating on the sound of our voice, the rhythm, the tone, the assonance or consonance we might be using, the alliteration or the onomatopoeic phrasing we might throw into our discourse, rapidly the riffles are rattling in the Tory Party
Music and onomatopoeic sounds accompany these "silent movies," creating compelling visual poems, emotionally and psychologically charged ruminations on the world left behind in the aftermath of apartheid.