The number of imitative words in any language is bound to be quite small, and for many such words the sound-meaning relation is by no means direct.
This craze has had a lot of publicity but that carries the risk of even more imitative crimes.
Barring the work of a few painters, most of the modern art in this country is blatantly imitative , but we still have a problem awarding crafts the recognition given to the arts.
Inherited imitative behavior is hard to demonstrate.
You can imitate it, but that would be sort of… imitative .
And with that simple revelation somehow all art was transformed from the imitative and derivative to the wholly substantive.
I thought at first, when we looked at this sequence, that we've got something here that was imitative , that it was perhaps unfair.
‘I was being literally imitative and derivative’.
But here, even his imitative music is somehow distinctive.
One of the most surprising things I noticed was how imitative I was.