What does echoic mean?

Definitions for echoic
ɛˈkoʊ ɪkechoic

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  1. echoic, imitative, onomatopoeic, onomatopoeical, onomatopoeticadjective

    (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

  2. echoic, echolikeadjective

    like or characteristic of an echo


  1. echoicadjective

    Of or pertaining to an echo

  2. echoicadjective

    imitative of a sound; onomatopoeic.


  1. echoic

    Onomatopoeia is the use or creation of a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the sound that it describes. Such a word itself is also called an onomatopoeia. Common onomatopoeias include animal noises such as oink, meow (or miaow), roar, and chirp. Onomatopoeia can differ between languages: it conforms to some extent to the broader linguistic system; hence the sound of a clock may be expressed as tick tock in English, tic tac in Spanish and Italian (shown in the picture), dī dā in Mandarin, kachi kachi in Japanese, or tik-tik in Hindi. The English term comes from the Ancient Greek compound onomatopoeia, 'name-making', composed of onomato- 'name' and -poeia 'making'. Thus, words that imitate sounds can be said to be onomatopoeic or onomatopoetic.


  1. echoic

    Echoic refers to something that imitates or resembles a sound, often used in linguistics to describe words that phonetically imitate, resemble, or suggest the source of the sound they describe, such as "buzz" or "hiss". It can also refer to sounds that mimic or reflect back in the manner of an echo.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of echoic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of echoic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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