1. the formation of a word from a sound associated with what it is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle)
I was chatting to my mate Bob about Record Store Day at work yesterday, and I mentioned that I thought I’d read somewhere that the recently reformed Doves were releasing something new. Bob replied that although he knew their name, he didn’t actually now anything by them.
This rather surprised me and so, public servant that I am, I directed him towards their wonderful The Last Broadcast album as a pretty darn fine starting point.
This song, which as far as I’m aware doesn’t mention the song title at all, is a prime example of an onomatopoieac tune.
It pounds, alrighty enough. Gloriously so.