Onomatopoeia

By Zoey Pound

Definition

A sound word

Examples

  1. Click
  2. Whoosh
  3. Bang
  4. Woof
  5. Boom
  6. Splat
  7. Clang

Origin

. Late Latin, from Greek onomatopoiia, from onomat-, onomaname + poiein to make Onomatopoeia.

First Known Use: circa 1577.