onomatopy

noun
on·​o·​mat·​o·​py | \ ˌänəˈmatəpē \
plural -es

Definition of onomatopy

: onomatopoeia the possibility that onomatopy has produced in different languages similar but genetically unrelated words— George Herzog

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History and Etymology for onomatopy

Late Latin onomatopoeia

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“Onomatopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomatopy. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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