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1. Of or resembling an echo.
2. Imitative of natural sounds; onomatopoeic: an echoic word.


1. characteristic of or resembling an echo
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) onomatopoeic; imitative


(ɛˈkoʊ ɪk)

1. resembling an echo.
2. onomatopoeic.
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Adj.1.echoic - (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound; "onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises"; "it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer
nonechoic - not echoic or imitative of sound
2.echoic - like or characteristic of an echo
reflected - (especially of incident sound or light) bent or sent back; "reflected light"; "reflected heat"; "reflected glory"


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