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Meaning & Definition of Echo in English

English

Echo

/ɛkoʊ/

noun

1. The repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves

  • "She could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
    synonym:
  • echo
  • ,
  • reverberation
  • ,
  • sound reflection
  • ,
  • replication

2. (greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

    synonym:
  • Echo

3. A reply that repeats what has just been said

    synonym:
  • echo

4. A reflected television or radio or radar beam

    synonym:
  • echo

5. A close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.

  • "His contention contains more than an echo of rousseau"
  • "Napoleon iii was an echo of the mighty emperor but an infinitely better man"
    synonym:
  • echo

6. An imitation or repetition

  • "The flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"
    synonym:
  • echo

verb

1. To say again or imitate

  • "Followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
    synonym:
  • repeat
  • ,
  • echo

2. Ring or echo with sound

  • "The hall resounded with laughter"
    synonym:
  • resound
  • ,
  • echo
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • reverberate

3. Call to mind

  • "His words echoed john f. kennedy"
    synonym:
  • echo
  • ,
  • recall

Examples of using

The sound of a kiss is not as loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts much longer.
We heard the echo of our voices from the other side of the valley.