- having the nature of an echo
- imitative in sound; onomatopoeic: a term used, as in the etymologies of this dictionary, to indicate that a word, as tinkle, is formed in approximate imitation of some sound
Origin of echoicecho + -ic
- Of or resembling an echo.
- Imitative of natural sounds; onomatopoeic: an echoic word.
(comparative more echoic, superlative most echoic)