What does echo mean?

Definitions for echoˈɛk oʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word echo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. Echo(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

  3. echo(noun)

    a reply that repeats what has just been said

  4. echo(noun)

    a reflected television or radio or radar beam

  5. echo(noun)

    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"

  6. echo(verb)

    an imitation or repetition

    "the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"

  7. repeat, echo(verb)

    to say again or imitate

    "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

  8. resound, echo, ring, reverberate(verb)

    ring or echo with sound

    "the hall resounded with laughter"

  9. echo, recall(verb)

    call to mind

    "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"


  1. echo(Noun)

    A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.

  2. echo(Noun)

    : The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.

  3. echo(Noun)

    The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  4. echo(Verb)

    To reflect off of a surface and return to someone who has heard it already.

  5. echo(Verb)

    To repeat back precisely what another has just said: to copy in the imitation of a natural echo.

  6. echo(Verb)

    To repeat (another's speech, opinion etc.).

    Sid echoed his father's point of view.

  7. Echo(ProperNoun)

    An oread, punished by Hera by losing her own voice and only being able to mimic that of others.

  8. Origin: From Ἠχώ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Echo(noun)

    a sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound

  2. Echo(noun)

    fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer

  3. Echo(noun)

    a wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them

  4. Echo(noun)

    a nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice

  5. Echo(verb)

    to send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate

  6. Echo(verb)

    to repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt

  7. Echo(verb)

    to give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations

  8. Origin: [L. echo, Gr. 'hchw` echo, sound, akin to 'hchh`, 'h^chos, sound, noise; cf. Skr. v to sound, bellow; perh. akin to E. voice: cf. F. cho.]


  1. Echo

    Echo is an accolade by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie an association of recording companies of Germany to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The first ECHO Awards ceremony was held in 1992, and it was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1991, succeeding the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis which were awarded since 1963. Each year's winner is determined by the previous year's sales. Winners in the pop category are announced in March; the winners in the classical category in October.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Echo

    ek′ō, n. the repetition of sound caused by a sound-wave coming against some opposing surface, and being reflected: a device in verse in which a line ends with a word which recalls the sound of the last word of the preceding line: imitation: an imitator:—pl. Echoes (ek′ōz).v.i. to reflect sound: to be sounded back: to resound.—v.t. to send back the sound of: to repeat a thing said: to imitate: to flatter slavishly:—pr.p. ech′ōing; pa.p. ech′ōed.ns. Ech′oism, the formation of imitative words; Ech′oist, one who repeats like an echo.—adj. Ech′oless, giving no echo, unresponsive.—ns. Echom′eter, an instrument for measuring the length of sounds; Echom′etry, the art of measuring such.—Cheer to the echo, to applaud most heartily, so that the room resounds. [L.,—Gr. ēchō, a sound.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Echo

    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

  1. ECHO

    The only thing that can cheat a woman out of the last word.


  1. Echo

    Echo provides the industry's first and largest real-time platform, enabling the rapid implementation and scale of applications for social TV, social music, social news, social sports, social commerce and social finance. Brands and developers can leverage the Echo platform to transform their static websites and mobile apps into real-time experiences that significantly boost traffic, increase user engagement, and drive more revenue. A leader in the space, Echo currently serves over 1.5 billion streams per month for customers including ABC, Advance Digital, AMC Networks, CNBC, ESPN, iVillage, NASDAQ, Scripps Networks, Sony, The Washington Post, USA Network, XO Group and WWE.

Suggested Resources

  1. echo

    Song lyrics by echo -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by echo on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. ECHO

    What does ECHO stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ECHO acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'echo' in Nouns Frequency: #2141

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'echo' in Verbs Frequency: #736


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of echo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of echo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Rhodes:

    We created an echo chamber.

  2. Leslie Miklosy:

    If my echo met my reflection, would they hit it off?

  3. Christopher Mason:

    You can see a molecular echo of what’s left behind.

  4. Fox Friends Amazon:

    Echo devices have been an extremely popular gift this year.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.

Images & Illustrations of echo

  1. echoechoecho

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