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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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