Onomatopoeia is a sound device using a word that sounds like the thing it is describing. It echoes the real-life sound. The meaning of the word is the sound it tries to re-create.
For example:

In the above sentence, the word ‘slurped’ is an onomatopoeia, as the word sounds like the actual sound made.

The following words are examples of onomatopoeia:

hiss crash yawn hum
bang whoosh crack rattle
whack pop creak fizz
beep buzz howl sizzle
smash tinkle woof splat
growl gurgle meow vroom
boom tick tock ping crunch
click clang zip chirp
Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Onomatopoeia: Meaning & Examples," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2019, https://schoolworkhelper.net/onomatopoeia-meaning-examples/.

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