Please could you tell me what onomatopoeia means?

@zugedanit (1958)
Philippines
February 13, 2007 5:05am CST
Please could you tell me what onomatopoeia means?
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@enemies (740)
• India
13 Feb 07
it's the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is name (i.e. sizzle, cuckoo) or it's the use of such words for rhetorical effect
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
the two joined words onoma, greek word for name and poein, to make or do suggest that onomatopoeia is the naming of a person or thing based on the vocal imitation of the sound it is producing like buzz or hiss.