Example sentences for: imitative

How can you use “imitative” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The nightingale does not have a directly imitative name, although the final- gale is related to yell , which is undoubtedly echoic.

  • Its own name is equally imitative, not of its voice but of the sharp whirring sound made by its wings when it suddenly flies up.

  • Another bird with an imitative name prefixed by a personal name is the magpie .

  • Gaak is often used for gagging, but gag itself was originally onomatopoetic, which raises the thorny issue of how much language was all imitative at one time.

  • It could be a hypocoristic or baby-talk form of hysterical , or it might be from the imitative word hiss ; or perhaps it is a variant of another dialect term, jesse , meaning a `severe scolding,' which is probably from a Biblical allusion.

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