One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of or like an echo.‘the echoic rooms of the old manor house’
- ‘The thief pulled back his hand to smash the glass but heard any eerie echoic voice say,‘I wouldn't do that if I were you’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The ironic echoic utterances examined here convey, in their own unusual way, many of the common charges made against the late twelfth-century reformers and the Cistercian order in particular.’
- ‘Their voices are filtered to sound electronically echoic.’
- ‘And at its best, its writing has the lyricism of Keats, the precision of Williams, or the echoic qualities of haiku.’
- ‘He spoke, his voice melodic and echoic, ‘She's beautiful, Audrey, just like her mother.’’
- ‘In addition, Wilson and Sperber also suggest that ironic, echoic utterances share many characteristics with indirect quotations.’
- ‘In this instance, the irony is only comprehensible when it is perceived as a contemptuous echoic interpretation of our God's words.’
- ‘Dialogue is always clear, at times, cavernous and echoic (merely how the show was recorded), and mixed very naturally and neutral.’
- ‘Is this why Arun Kolatkar's verse is intense, stark, echoic, potent?’
- ‘The Dolby Digital 1.0 mono sounds much better than the 2.0 faux stereo that carries an unwanted echoic effect.’
- ‘‘Dragonfly’ features the wistful accordion that characterized Amélie and scattered echoic guitars.’
- 1.1Linguistics Representing a sound by imitation.
imitative, unoriginal, uninventive, non-innovative, unimaginative, uninspiredView synonyms
- ‘With a little thought, one can make an astonishingly long list of imitative or echoic words.’
- ‘Like Standard English crick-crack, which represents a repeated sharp sound, the synonymous crickety-crick is echoic.’
- ‘There are a plethora of echoic sounds which pupils may brain storm and then use those selected to write poetry.’
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