Onomatopoeia - A word that sounds like its meaning.
To spell onomatopoeia think of the following phrase.
Examples include bang, crash, sizzle and cuckoo. To remember that onomatopoeia is associated with words like ‘Kerpow’, just think what would happen if you showed someone how to spell the word.
Kerpow (a comic-book word for the sound of impact, sometimes written as kapow) is an example of onomatopoeia, but there are many other examples:
Animal sounds – moo, cheep-cheep, meow
Words that imitate sounds – slap, ping, pop, screech
Words related to water – splash, squirt, drip
Words related to voice – belch, burp, growl
Words related to collisions – bang, clap, slap
Words related to air – swoosh, whizz, flutter