ranny9 wrote:Candy_Streeter wrote:gnatshop wrote:Just curious - is fishieeee a real word?
No, it's an onomatopoeia
From Britannica, Kids
The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it is known as onomatopoeia. The words buzz, hiss, and cuckoo are examples. Onomatopoeia may also refer to the use of words whose sound suggests the sense. This occurs frequently in poetry, where a line of verse can express a characteristic of the thing being portrayed.
Candy made me look it up, but I still can't find what sounds a fish makes.