Definitions for echoˈɛk oʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ech•oˈɛk oʊ(n.; v.)(pl.)ech•oes
(n.)a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves from a wall, mountain, or other obstructing surface.
a sound heard again near its source after being reflected.
any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or words of another.
a person who reflects or imitates another.
a sympathetic or identical response, as to sentiments expressed.
a lingering trace or effect.
(cap.) a mountain nymph who pined away for love of Narcissus until only her voice remained.
the reflection of a radio wave, as in radar.
Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism
(v.i.)to emit an echo; resound with an echo:
The hall echoed with cheers.
to be repeated by or as if by an echo.
(v.t.)to repeat by or as if by an echo; emit an echo of.
to repeat or imitate the words, sentiments, etc., of (a person).
to repeat or imitate (words, sentiments, etc.).
Origin of echo:
1300–50; ME ecco < L ēchō < Gk, akin to ēchḗ sound
echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication(noun)
the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
"she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
a reply that repeats what has just been said
a reflected television or radio or radar beam
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"
an imitation or repetition
"the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"
to say again or imitate
"followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
resound, echo, ring, reverberate(verb)
ring or echo with sound
"the hall resounded with laughter"
call to mind
"His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sound that is repeated because it bounces off a surface
The echo startled him.
sth similar to another thing that existed or happened before
echoes of the past
(of sound) to bounce off a surface and be repeated
Her voice echoed around the empty gym.
(of a place) to make echoes easily
the room echoes
to express the same opinion or belief as sb else
His reply echoed what most of us were thinking.
A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.
: The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.
The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
To reflect off of a surface and return to someone who has heard it already.
To repeat back precisely what another has just said: to copy in the imitation of a natural echo.
To repeat (another's speech, opinion etc.).
Sid echoed his father's point of view.
An oread, punished by Hera by losing her own voice and only being able to mimic that of others.
Origin: From Ἠχώ.
a sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound
fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer
a wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them
a nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice
to send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate
to repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt
to give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a wood-nymph in love with Narcissus, who did not return her love, in consequence of which she pined away till all that remained of her was only her voice.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The only thing that can cheat a woman out of the last word.
Translations for echo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to send back an echo or echoes
The cave was echoing with shouts; The hills echoed his shout.
- يَرُدُّ الصَّدىArabic
- ecoarPortuguese (BR)
- vracet, odrážetCzech
- ekkoe; give genlydDanish
- αντηχώ, αντιλαλώGreek
- hacer eco, resonarSpanish
- (vastu) kajamaEstonian
- پژواک کردن؛ منعکس کردن صداFarsi
- echeggiare, fare ecoItalian
- 반향하다, 울려퍼지다Korean
- (at)aidėti, atkartoti aiduLithuanian
- atbalsot; atbalsotiesLatvian
- kaste tilbake, gjenlydeNorwegian
- rozbrzmiewać echemPolish
- پژواک کردن؛ منعکس کردن صداPersian
- ږغ، دكمره پپرى، دپاڼ پپرىPashto
- a răsunaRomanian
- отдаваться эхомRussian
- ozývať saSlovak
- 發出回聲Chinese (Trad.)
- відбивати(ся) луноюUkrainian
- آواز کی گونج کو واپس کرناUrdu
- vang lạiVietnamese
- 发出回声Chinese (Simp.)
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