echoism

[ ek-oh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈɛk oʊˌɪz əm /

noun

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Origin of echoism

First recorded in 1875–80; echo + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for echoism

echoism
/ (ˈɛkəʊˌɪzəm) /

noun

onomatopoeia as a source of word formation
phonetic assimilation of one vowel to the vowel in the preceding syllable
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