echo·​ic | \ ə-ˈkō-ik How to pronounce echoic (audio) , e- \

Definition of echoic

1 : formed in imitation of some natural sound : onomatopoeic
2 : of or relating to an echo

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Recent Examples on the Web But Lionel also has a near-perfect echoic memory for words and voices, details and clues erupting in involuntary bursts of sing-songy rhymes that serve, in part, as mnemonic devices. Katie Walsh,, "‘Motherless Brooklyn’ review: Solid, enjoyable mystery flick written and directed by Edward Norton," 31 Oct. 2019 The song also features a few verses spit by Gucci Mane over a echoic bass just before the song builds into a moment of blissful release. Sadie Bell, Billboard, "Fifth Harmony & Camila Cabello's Singles: Which One is Better? Vote!," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of echoic

circa 1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Echoic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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