Example sentences for: imitative

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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


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