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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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