1. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
    it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term
    onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises
  2. like or characteristic of an echo
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How To Use echoic In A Sentence

  • Intimations Ode is sounded early on in the cognate object "sing a joyous song" (l. 19): echoic token of that pastoral "There was a time" (l. 1) when birds were everywhere and full-throated — and where the epithet "joyous" was as taken for granted, in the tautologies of the prefallen, as that prelinguistic song sung. Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian
  • This paper applies some pragmatic theories to explore the pragmatic features of irony, including its echoic and adaptive traits.
  • A subsequent neck ultrasound revealed a hypoechoic, well-circumscribed, 1.8-cm mass with moderate vascularity in the lower pole of the right thyroid lobe.
  • 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.
  • An attempt is made to analyze the cases of irony occurring in a Chinese literary work-Lu Xun's A Madman's Diary within the framework of the echoic interpretation theory.
  • There are a plethora of echoic sounds which pupils may brain storm and then use those selected to write poetry.
  • The swimmer, the dreamer—he had no sense of himself as himself yet—heard a voice, echoic and distorted. Fear Itself
  • I also remember being in the anechoic chamber at Lincoln Lab getting a demo in adaptive noise suppression algorithm use, which cleaned something up with a really horrendous signal to noise ratio.... Making Light: Open thread 134
  • In such cases, ultrasonography reveals a hypoechoic or anechoic structure protruding from a segmentally thickened colonic wall.
  • Like Standard English crick-crack, which represents a repeated sharp sound, the synonymous crickety-crick is echoic.
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