echoic
adjective Date: circa 1880 1. formed in imitation of some natural sound ; onomatopoeic 2. of or relating to an echo

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • echoic — adj. 1. (linguistics) Formed in imitation of a natural sound; of words. Contrasted to {nonechoic}. Syn: imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoetic. [WordNet 1.5] 2. Like or characteristic of an echo. Syn: echolike. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • echoic — index repetitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • echoic — 1880; see ECHO (Cf. echo) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • echoic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or like an echo. 2) representing a sound by imitation; onomatopoeic. DERIVATIVES echoically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • echoic — [e kō′ik] adj. 1. having the nature of an echo 2. imitative in sound; onomatopoeic: a term used, as in the etymologies of this dictionary, to indicate that a word, as TINKLE, is formed in approximate imitation of some sound echoism [ek′ō iz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • echoic — /e koh ik/, adj. 1. resembling an echo. 2. onomatopoeic. [1875 80; < L echoicus. See ECHO, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • echoic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to an echo b) imitative of a sound; onomatopoeic …   Wiktionary

  • echoic — Synonyms and related words: answering, antiphonal, apish, battological, booming, confutative, conjugate, delineatory, depictive, derivative, duplicative, echoing, embodying, emulative, etymologic, figurative, graphic, growling, ideographic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • echoic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Imitating sounds: imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoetic. See SAME, SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • echoic — adj. like an echo, resembling an echo …   English contemporary dictionary

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