noun echo·ism \ˈekōˌizəm, -kəˌwi-\

Definition of echoism



  1. 1 :  the formation of echoic words :  onomatopoeia

  2. 2 :  the phonetic assimilation of a following to a preceding sound (such as a vowel)

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Origin and Etymology of echoism

1echo + -ism

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