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Is "brittle" an onomatopoeia?

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  1. The double-t is probably meant to at least approach the sound of something brittle breaking.

    There's a poem called "Anthem for Doomed Youth" in which one line has these words: "rifles' rapid rattle." These words are intended to imitate the sound of bullets hitting things.

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  2. ok thank you!

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  3. The word brittle sounds something brittle being crushed between your fingers.

    Prove:
    /Bri/- The initial break.
    /tt/- The secondary breaks.
    /le/- The final breaks that produce the sand like particles.

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