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echoism

[ek-oh-iz-uh m]
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noun
  1. onomatopoeia.
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Origin of echoism

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

echoism

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