(uncountable) The property of a word of sounding like what it represents.
, year= 1553
, year_published= 1909
, author= , (Desiderius Erasmus)
, title= Arte of Rhetorique
, url= http://books.google.com/books?id=6p0xbOGIz2MC&pg=PA173
, publisher= Clarendon Press
, location= Oxford
, passage= A woorde making called of the Grecians Onomatapoia , is when wee make wordes of our owne minde, such as bee derived from the nature of things.
(countable) A word that sounds like what it represents, such as "gurgle" or "hiss".
(uncountable, rhetoric) The use of language whose sound imitates that which it names.
* imitative harmony
* sound symbolism