echoism

noun
echo·​ism | \ ˈekōˌizəm, -kəˌwi- \
plural -s

Definition of echoism

1 : the formation of echoic words : onomatopoeia
2 : the phonetic assimilation of a following to a preceding sound (such as a vowel)

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History and Etymology for echoism

echo entry 1 + -ism

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“Echoism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echoism. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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