Example sentences for: imitative

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

  • The last bird is an American nightjar , where jar is also an imitative word, referring to its loud churring cry.

  • The encyclopedic sizzle, packed into the back of the book, seems an (unfortunate) afterthought, imitative of a similarly constituted edition of the Collins English Dictionary , and quite sloppily put together at that.

  • To aid the larger lexicographical enterprise, I'm interested in collecting samples of references to yadda yadda yadda (or similarly imitative terms) in any communications media other than paper.

  • The less romantic truth is that babble descends from the Middle English babelon and is probably of imitative origin, echoing the ba ba sounds typically made by infants in their repetitive chatter.

  • And children's imitative words and the noises they make, the words they invent as they play with their vocal apparatus and explore the possibilities of the language.


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