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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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Related Words for echoism

allegory, allusion, analogy, anticlimax, antithesis, bathos, comparison, conceit, device, euphemism, euphuism, exaggeration, expression, flourish, flower, hyperbole, image, imagery, irony, metaphor

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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