Figure of speech. In two lovely passages, Aeolus employs words that cannot be found in any dictionary: "sllt" and "bingbang." These neologisms come into being by the principle of onomatopoeia, words that sound like the things or actions they name. Joyce also employs more familiar examples of the device.

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A passage rich in onomatopoeia and other aural devices in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1.1). Source: