Need help with a word

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  1. BrettB

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    I'm going to try and phonetically spell this out...

    onamontapea

    IIRC it has to do with stringing two or more words together which have the same (or similar) beginning sound.

    I've tried an online dictionary but can't even get the spelling close enough to find it. :b
     
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    onomatopoeia a-ne-ma-te-pe-e, -ma- noun [LL, fr. Gk onomatopoiia, fr. onomat-, onoma name + poiein to make more at poet] (ca. 1577)

    1: the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)

    2: the use of words whose sound suggests the sense

    onomatopoeic -pe-ik or onomatopoetic -po-e-tik adjective

    onomatopoeically -pe-e-k(e-)le or onomatopoetically -po-e-ti-k(e-)le adverb

    (C) 1996 Zane Publishing, Inc. and Merriam-Webster, Incorporated
     
  3. BrettB

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    Thanks Steve [​IMG]
     
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    KAPOW!
     
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  6. BrettB

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    Thanks StanleyK. You're correct, I had my definitions fouled up. Welcome to the HTF.
     
  7. Shayne Lebrun

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    Alliteration always allows another allusion, after appropriate actions.

    Onomatopoeia can put some ZING! into your sentences. Some POW! Some ZAP!
     
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    interesting tidbit I learned in high school that I thought I'd never use.....the word has POE in there in reference to Edgar Allen Poe, who would use this in alot of his stuff. Just FYI, useless information. [​IMG]
     
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