ideophone definition

  • noun:
    • A word that uses sound symbolism expressing areas of events that may be skilled by the sensory faculties, like smell, shade, shape, noise, action, or action.
    • In phonetics, the auditory icon of a word or term which perceived as a complete and therefore comprises just one idea. Ideophones tend to be distinguished as physical or engine, according whilst the noise or band of sounds matching towards the term or phrase is heard or spoken. See ideogram, 2. First used by A. J. Ellis.

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