Echo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekoʊ|  American pronunciation of the word echo
Brit.  |ˈekəʊ|  British pronunciation of the word echo


- the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves(syn: replication, reverberation)
- (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.
- an imitation or repetition


- to say again or imitate(syn: repeat)
- ring or echo with sound (syn: resound, reverberate, ring)
- call to mind(syn: recall)


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.

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.

The whole room echoed with his ringing voice.

This cave echoes back every word you speak.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: echo
he/she/it: echoes
present participle: echoing
past tense: echoed
past participle: echoed
singular: echo
plural: echoes
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