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echoic

[e-koh-ik]
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adjective
  1. resembling an echo.
  2. onomatopoeic.
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Origin of echoic

From the Latin word ēchōicus, dating back to 1875–80. See echo, -ic
Related formsnon·e·cho·ic, adjectiveun·e·cho·ic, adjective
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Related Words for echoic

imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoetic

British Dictionary definitions for echoic

echoic

adjective
  1. characteristic of or resembling an echo
  2. onomatopoeic; imitative
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Word Origin and History for echoic

adj.

1880; see echo (n.) + -ic.

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