Definition of echoic in English:

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echoic

Pronunciation: /eˈkōik/

adjective

1Of or like an echo.
Example sentences
  • Their voices are filtered to sound electronically echoic.
  • And at its best, its writing has the lyricism of Keats, the precision of Williams, or the echoic qualities of haiku.
  • Accordingly, when encountering an ironic text such as Map's, the reader must first recognize that an ironic utterance is an echoic interpretation (literal or nonliteral) of a preceding proposition.
1.1 Linguistics Representing a sound by imitation; onomatopoeic.
Example sentences
  • There are a plethora of echoic sounds which pupils may brain storm and then use those selected to write poetry.
  • Like Standard English crick-crack, which represents a repeated sharp sound, the synonymous crickety-crick is echoic.
  • With a little thought, one can make an astonishingly long list of imitative or echoic words.

Derivatives

echoically

adverb
Example sentences
  • In the echoic-visual condition, samples were presented underwater behind a thin black polyethylene screen that was visually opaque but echoically transparent.
  • Their ability to echoically localize multiple moving prey targets in three dimensions suggests that dolphins have a well-developed spatial representation of their acoustic environment.

Words that rhyme with echoic

heroic, Mesozoic, Palaeozoic (US Paleozoic), Stoic

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Syllabification: e·cho·ic

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