Merriam-Webster says:

1:  the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss)

2:  the use of words whose sound suggests the sense

Dictionary.com says:
1.    the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
2.   a word so formed.
3.   the use of imitative and naturally suggestive words for rhetorical, dramatic, or poetic effect.
Like that.

Note:   I thought I was really onto something here. I’d just gotten a new smartphone for the first time and the vocabulary suggestions as I was typing were a huge, fun goof:

Tripmaster Johnny Jones’ bogus bongo beat’s surprising horizon suggesting listless meandering – yet its endlessly entertaining inanities reigning wholesale against a glinted stunted confounded floundering expectation – excepting accepted neglected suspected audience rumblings and perambulations. Holy skies! the likes of god’s own visage.

amazing    muzzled    drizzled  drain

corner kin-der  kinder game


builder  brother   bother  brew

flounder  flither  falderoo


heedless headless needless  haunt

ready  hollow  farther font


pexy  poxy  pesty stew

whining windy weather  who


anxious nexus nervous stand

broken brittle candied yam


sparkle speckled flowered flow

ancient pining winding tow


sliding sailing laughing friend

another poem that just won’t end



stream of consciousnes / word association / word-sound

was  wiz
……waved   wove

………rave  roamed
…………..have    home
……………..heart    smart
………………heave   ho
……………..clinging  clang
…………..bring brang
…….passion please
dance  dove

wants-znt upon
a diggle rhyme
o splendle gee
a glonga line

I thought I thunk
a sight I saw
herznt wasn’t
hiznt  mine

– find your mind
in your prime
astral – logic
story line

buzzing bass
face to face
race car
western star

sheet a bustle
must   compete
ringing singing

wanna gonna
kinda now
sooner later,
find out how