We shouted into the canyon and listened to the echo of our voices.
the echo of footsteps in the hall
His work contains echoes of older and greater poets.
The book's title is an echo of a line from an old folk song.
The crime is a chilling echo of the murders that shocked the city two years ago. Verb
The music echoed through the church.
Laughter echoed across the lake.
Their voices echoed in the hall.
His warnings are echoed by many other experts in the field.
“It's in Rome.” “In Rome?” she echoed.
Others have echoed her criticisms.
The book's title echoes a line from an old folk song.
The crime echoes last year's shocking murders. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
In 1970, Garland made his recording debut as part of the group Grinder’s Switch, with its musical echoes of The Band.—Thom Duffy, Billboard, 9 Nov. 2023 Expect some echoes of Frozen in the film, which was co-written by Jennifer Lee (working with Allison Moore) and co-directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn.—Keith Phipps, Rolling Stone, 1 Nov. 2023 Damian here with news of a 2021-sized biotech round that has echoes of 2011, plus an ESMO recap and a curious stock move.—Damian Garde, STAT, 24 Oct. 2023 The echoes of that assault can be heard in the debate over how Israel should respond to the Oct. 7 slaughter of some 1,400 innocents on its soil, including at least 31 Americans.—The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2023 The echoes of history reverberate loudly, revealing the power of historical trauma to shape behavior in the present day.—Anna Deavere Smith, The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2023 In context, this disjunction seemed like a feature—an echo of the subject matter—rather than like a malfunction.—Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 These echoes drifted back to the rear in confused waves.—Rory Feehan, SPIN, 9 Nov. 2023 Many fear that Israel could seek to force significant numbers of Palestinians out of Gaza, even if this is viewed as a violation of international law and an alarming echo of the Arab displacement that followed the 1948 war that established Israel.—Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023
The concerns of the teachers, who filed an unfair labor practice charge against their employer California Virtual Academies (CAVA) this month, echo more wide-ranging questions about CAVA’s finances and use of public dollars that have dogged the network for more than a decade.—Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 Separate research from ThredUp, an online thrift store and resale platform, echoed that about 30% of Gen Z shoppers are buying secondhand items specifically to afford higher-end brands.—Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2023 The trees that once shaded the property and echoed with bird calls now stood in eerie silence, their limbs charred and skeletal.—Priscella Vega, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 That a pause was welcome, but not enough, was echoed by major relief organizations Wednesday.—Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Nearly 200 years later, Butterick’s goals echo this wish.—Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 A day later, Musk echoed Miller’s sentence in a post about Texas’ investigating Media Matters.—Ben Goggin, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 The Munhwa Ilbo appears to echo this line of thinking.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 20 Nov. 2023 But his successor as CEO, Raj Subramaniam, will be there and is expected to echo his mentor’s longstanding argument that more trade drives economic growth, creates wealth and spreads peace.—Thomas Black, Fortune, 15 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English ecco, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French echo, from Latin, from Greek ēchō; akin to Latin vagire to wail, Greek ēchē sound