echoism

echoism

[ek-oh-iz-uhm]
noun

Origin:
1875–80; echo + -ism

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echoism (ˈɛkəʊˌɪzəm)
 
n
1.  onomatopoeia as a source of word formation
2.  phonetic assimilation of one vowel to the vowel in the preceding syllable

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