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echo

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noun \ˈe-(ˌ)kō\

Simple Definition of echo

  • : a sound that is a copy of another sound and that is produced when sound waves bounce off a surface (such as a wall)

  • : something (such as a feature or quality) that repeats or resembles something else

  • : something that is similar to something that happened or existed before

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of echo

plural

echoes

also

echos

  1. 1 a :  the repetition of a sound caused by reflection of sound waves b :  the sound due to such reflection

  2. 2 a :  a repetition or imitation of another :  reflection b :  repercussion, result c :  trace, vestige d :  response

  3. 3 :  one who closely imitates or repeats another's words, ideas, or acts

  4. 4 :  a soft repetition of a musical phrase

  5. 5 a :  the repetition of a received radio signal due especially to reflection of part of the wave from an ionized layer of the atmosphere b (1) :  the reflection of transmitted radar signals by an object (2) :  the visual indication of this reflection on a radarscope

echoey

play \ˈe-ˌkō-ē\ adjective

Examples of echo in a sentence

  1. We shouted into the canyon and listened to the echo of our voices.

  2. the echo of footsteps in the hall

  3. His work contains echoes of older and greater poets.

  4. The book's title is an echo of a line from an old folk song.

  5. The crime is a chilling echo of the murders that shocked the city two years ago.



Origin and Etymology of echo

Middle English ecco, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French echo, from Latin, from Greek ēchō; akin to Latin vagire to wail, Greek ēchē sound


First Known Use: 14th century


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echo

verb

Simple Definition of echo

  • : to be filled with sounds and especially with echoes

  • : to fill a space, area, etc., with sounds and especially with echoes

  • : to repeat (what someone else has said or written)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of echo

echoed

echoing

play \ˈe-(ˌ)kō-iŋ, ˈe-kə-wiŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to resound with echoes

  3. 2 :  to produce an echo

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 a :  repeat, imitate <children echoing their teacher's words> b :  to restate in support or agreement <his successor echoed his opinion> c :  to be reminiscent of :  evoke <music that echoes an earlier time>

  6. 2 :  to send back (a sound) by the reflection of sound waves

Examples of echo in a sentence

  1. The music echoed through the church.

  2. Laughter echoed across the lake.

  3. Their voices echoed in the hall.

  4. His warnings are echoed by many other experts in the field.

  5. It's in Rome. In Rome? she echoed.

  6. Others have echoed her criticisms.

  7. The book's title echoes a line from an old folk song.

  8. The crime echoes last year's shocking murders.



1596

First Known Use of echo

1596

Rhymes with echo

secco


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Echo

noun

Definition of Echo

  1. :  a nymph in Greek mythology who pines away for love of Narcissus until nothing is left of her but her voice



Origin and Etymology of echo

Greek Ēchō


First Known Use: 1595

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


2

Echo

Definition of Echo

  1. —a communications code word for the letter e



1952

First Known Use of echo

1952

Other Alphabet Terms


ECHO Defined for Kids

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echo

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noun \ˈe-kō\

Definition of echo for Students

plural

echoes

  1. :  the repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves




2

echo

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verb

Definition of echo for Students

echoed

echoing

  1. 1 :  to send back or repeat a sound

  2. 2 :  to repeat another's words




Medical Dictionary

echo

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noun \ˈek-(ˌ)ō\

Medical Definition of echo

plural

echoes

also

echos

  1. 1:  the repetition of a sound that is caused by reflection of sound waves

  2. 2:  the sound that is due to reflection of sound waves

echo

verb

echoed

;

echoing

\ˈek-(ˌ)ō-iŋ, ˈek-ə-wiŋ\play



echo

abbreviation

Medical Definition of echo

  1. echocardiogram; echocardiography





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