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I am aware of the meaning of this word, but want to know the reason it is predominantly written in katakana. Thank you.

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Many onomatopoeia are written in Katakana (and many in hiragana as well).

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  • Are there any onomatopia that have kanji alternatives? I can't think of one offhand.
    – paullb
    Mar 18, 2017 at 8:15

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