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Site of the Week: Onomatopoeia Dictionary

Whomever though that a site such as this could even exist?! For those of you who don’t know (and as most of my subscribers are writers I’m guessing you do know what it is), onomatopoeia is a word that describes the sound that is being made.

Notable examples are “boink”, “clunk”, “twang”, “glug”, “hiss”, “atchoo” and “clink”. I’m sure you get the idea. Well now there is a dictionary of examples. Because there are only(!) 677 examples on the site at the moment, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find what you are looking for and you can break them down by topic or alphabetically. It is a pretty straightforward site, easy to use with basic navigation. It has a fun quiz, interesting and useful links to linguistics websites, dictionaries and thesauruses and even to how the subject matter is discussed in other languages.

Have a good play around with it; it’s fun as well as educational.


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