echoism

[ ek-oh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈɛk oʊˌɪz əm /

noun


Nearby words

  1. echogram,
  2. echograph,
  3. echography,
  4. echoic,
  5. echoic memory,
  6. echolalia,
  7. echolocation,
  8. echomimia,
  9. echomotism,
  10. echopathy

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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