onomatopoeic coinage
Definition - Coining a word by imitating the sound that the signified thing makes.

Example -
The word sizzle sounds like the sound a sizzling thing makes.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek onomatopoiia, the making of words (from onoma, word or name + poiein, make).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1577:
"Onomatopeia, when we invent, devise, fayne, and make a name intimating the sound of that it signifieth, as hurlyburly, for an uprore and tumultuous stirre."
(Henry Peacham, the Elder, The Garden of Eloquence (1577))



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