Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Onomatopoeia"

The meaning of "Onomatopoeia" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa What is the onomatopoeia for an electric car windown rolling up/down??
A: Small motor sounds usually go "hum" or "whirr" as in "the humming/whirring of the motor engine sounded soft"
Q: O que significa onomatopoeia?
A: Words for sounds, where saying the word is like an imitation of the sound. Words like "pop," "bang," and "woof."

Synonyms of "Onomatopoeia" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre it's a Japanese onomatopoeia that refers to the sense of slimy. e it's a Japanese onomatopoeia referring to the sense of slimy. ?
A: I would say
it's a Japanese onomatopoeia that refers to the state of being slimy

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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I need to know about the onomatopoeia of the instrument.
For example
cymbals →clang!

What I need you to tell me is.

castanets
triangle
maracas
bell
drum

I just want to know what you call the sound of an instrument that a child would use.
A: I think different people might have different opinions on this. Also, I feel like we use onomatopoeia a bit less in English than Japanese, so I had to think about this a little bit...

castanets → clack clack / click clack
triangle → ting ting / ding ding
("ting ting" is for more high-pitched sounds)
maracas → cha cha cha
bell → ding ding / ding dong
drum → (it depends on the timbre of the sound the drum is making, I think) brum brum / boom boom
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 「ヒィー」(onomatopoeia for when scared or surprised)
A: Scared - Wah!
Surprised - Wah! or Woah!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I want to know how to translate that onomatopoeia into English.

꾸욱, 꼬옥, 꾹, 꼭, 꽈악, 꽉

It mean action that grabbing tightly

in Japanese, ぎゅっと。

A: The only thing I could see is elongating a word like "Grab it reallyyyy carefully"
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? What is the onomatopoeia to open a door?
A: @nanatsu: We don't have a common one. Sometimes "creak" is used in scary stories or when everything is very quiet in the house, and sometimes "bang" is used to mimic the sound of slamming a door open or closed.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? onomatopoeia
A: As pronunciation it is said on-oh-mat-uh-pee-uh

Other questions about "Onomatopoeia"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar onomatopoeia.
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Q: "echo-word" and "onomatopoeia" are same?
A: We don’t have echo words in English. I had to look it up! (See link below.)

Onomatopoeia are words that mimic the sound something makes.
A clock (now old fashioned, non-digital) would make a sound as it moves every second “tick tock, tick tock”.
A firework makes a loud sound “Boom!”
A popping ballon makes a loud “Pop!” sound.
Tick tock, boom, and pop are all examples of onomatopoeic words.
Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar onomatopoeia.
A: “oei” sounds like “ie” in the word “piece”
Q: I realized that onomatopoeia is used like an adverb in Japanese but like a verb in English. I don't know if it applies to any case though. soa natural?
A: I would only change the last sentence.

I don't know if it applies to all cases though.

"I don't know if it applies to any case though" to me basically means that you don't know if it applies to even one case.
Q: It's difficult for me to explain Japanese onomatopoeia. They often appear in manga and anime to emphasize effects. soa natural?
A: "they appear", not "they appears". "emphasize" (to prominently show), not "empathize" (to understand another person's emotions).

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