Bang, an onomatopoeic word

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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘zip’.

Zip
Pronunciation:
\ˈzip\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
zipped; zip·ping
Etymology:
imitative of the sound of a speeding object
Date:
1852

intransitive verb
1 : to move, act, or function with speed and vigor
2 : to travel with a sharp hissing or humming sound
transitive verb
1 : to impart speed or force to
2 : to add zest, interest, or life to —often used with up
3 : to transport or propel with speed


zip. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zip
 
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