echoic

adjective

echo·​ic ə-ˈkō-ik How to pronounce echoic (audio)
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1
: formed in imitation of some natural sound : onomatopoeic
2
: of or relating to an echo

Examples of echoic in a Sentence

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, chicagotribune.com, 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, 2 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of echoic was circa 1880

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“Echoic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echoic. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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