employing pictures to represent not objects themselves but the sound of their names

Derived Formsiconomaticism (aɪˌkɒnəˈmætɪˌsɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for iconomatic

C19: from Greek, from eikon image + onoma name
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Historical Examples of iconomatic

  • Architecture and sculpture had attained there a great perfection, as well as ideographic and iconomatic writing (see p. 140).

    The Races of Man

    Joseph Deniker