Example sentences for: imitative

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

  • The most striking of the early works in the book are overwhelmingly imitative of the style of the American pictorialists.

  • The sparrow does not itself have an imitative name, although it was formerly nicknamed Philip , for its rapid twittering and chirping notes.

  • The seagull is also known as the mew , likewise an imitative name.

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

  • 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.

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