Onomatopoeia Sounds

I had never heard of, onomatopoeia, until today. I am seventy five years old and have travelled to a number of countries. Recently, I was thinking about animal sounds and if they make the same sounds in different countries or do people interpret the sound according to their native language. Onomatopoeia is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the sound that it describes. Common examples in English include words like “buzz,” “bang,” “meow,” and “click.” These words are used to create vivid imagery or sound effects in writing, particularly in poetry or literature, to evoke the actual sounds of things.

Onomatopoeic words are words that sound like the noises they describe. For example:

  • Buzz: the sound of a bee
  • Bang: the sound of a sudden loud noise
  • Meow: the sound a cat makes
  • Click: the sound of a small mechanical action
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These words are used to mimic the sounds of the natural world or human-made sounds, adding vividness and sensory detail to writing.

That is how I discovered, onomatopoeia, the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. Pronounced as aa·nuh·maa·tuh·pee·uh .

How do animals sound in different languages?

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