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Onomatopoeia facts for kids

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A bang flag gun, a humouristic novelty item

An onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like the thing it means.


  • buzz -- the sound bees make
  • arf, woof, bark -- sounds that dogs make
  • cuckoo -- the bird's name is its call
  • zip, zipper -- the sound it makes

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