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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Onomatopoeic; Like or characteristic of the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped

Usage examples (24)
  • Coccyx: 1615, from Gk. kokkyx "cuckoo" from kokku, like the bird's Eng. name echoic of its cry, so called by ancient Gk. physician Galen because the bone in humans...
  • I remember as she said his name, I had one of those echoic moments.
  • Superstition and Revelation is as echoic -- as allusive, if you will -- as any text in Hemans.
  • I've been exploring an alternative origin of this word, not from an echoic origin, but rather as a possible Semitic loan. for more
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