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How to pronounce onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia looks intimidating to pronounce because it's derived from the Greek, so there are still elements of Greek in the word which aren't pronounced. Once you know to ignore them, you will find it very easy to pronounce. The definition of onomatopoeia comes from the Greek 'onomat-' meaning 'name' and 'poiein' meaning 'make'. In other words, onomatopoeia is a 'name making' word. Words which imitate the sound of the thing they refer to, such as 'buzz' for bee or saw, and 'oink' for pig, and 'rustle' for wind are all examples of onomatopoeia.