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:

hisscrashyawnhum
bangwhooshcrackrattle
whackpopcreakfizz
beepbuzzhowlsizzle
smashtinklewoofsplat
growlgurglemeowvroom
boomtick tockpingcrunch
clickclangzipchirp

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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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