My Favourite Word – onomatopoeia

My favourite word is onomatopoeia. I remember the day at school when the teacher wrote it on the blackboard. (Yes, we had blackboards in those days!)

Why is it my favourite word?

The only reason that I can give is the actual sound of the word itself. To me, it sounds good. If you’re not sure what onomatopoeia means I will explain. It’s the name given to a word that has been formed using the sound made by the subject. For example, and this was used by my teacher at the time, ‘cuckoo’. Other words such as sizzle, clink, bang, swish and warble to name a few.

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