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word or phrase to add to your army.
Onomatopoeia (on-oh-mah-toe-pea-uh) might just be as hard to define as it is to say, but it certainly is among the most fun words out there.
What it means is the words that sound like their sound they define. Oh, boy, I've probably lost you! I think it best that I give you some examples.
BOOM! POP! MOO! OINK! SIZZLE! WHOOSH! CLANG! DING! BEEP! SMACK! VROOM! ZONK! CRUNCH! BOO!
There . . . I'm sure it all makes sense, now. When you say these words, they sound like the sound that they make. Get it? Got it? Good!
Onomatopoeia makes writing and illustrating more fun, vibrant, and action-filled.
And, besides all that, where else can you find a word that has twice as many vowels (8) as consonants (4), with four of the vowels together?
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."