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Ech·o

 (ĕk′ō)
n. Greek Mythology
A nymph whose unrequited love for Narcissus caused her to pine away until only her voice remained.

ech·o

 (ĕk′ō)
n. pl. ech·oes
1.
a. Repetition of a sound by reflection of sound waves from a surface.
b. The sound produced in this manner.
2. A repetition or an imitation: a fashion that is an echo of an earlier style.
3. A remnant or vestige: found echoes of past civilizations while examining artifacts in the Middle East.
4. One who imitates another, as in opinions, speech, or dress.
5. A sympathetic response: Their demand for justice found an echo in communities across the nation.
6. A consequence or repercussion: Her resignation had echoes throughout the department.
7. Repetition of certain sounds or syllables in poetry, as in echo verse.
8. Music Soft repetition of a note or phrase.
9. Electronics A reflected wave received by a radio or radar.
10. An echocardiogram.
v. ech·oed, ech·o·ing, ech·oes
v.tr.
1. To repeat (a sound) by the reflection of sound waves from a surface.
2. To repeat or imitate: followers echoing the cries of their leader; events that echoed a previous incident in history.
v.intr.
1. To be repeated by or as if by an echo: The shout echoed off the wall. The speaker's words echoed in her mind.
2. To resound with or as if with an echo; reverberate: rooms echoing with laughter.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ēchō, from Greek ēkhō.]

ech′o·er n.
ech′o·ey adj.
Synonyms: echo, reflect, resound, reverberate
These verbs mean to be repeated by the reflection of sound waves: a cry that echoed through the canyon; traffic noise reflecting off the buildings; a loud hammering that resounded through the tunnel; a final chord that reverberated in the concert hall.

echo

(ˈɛkəʊ)
n, pl -oes
1. (General Physics)
a. the reflection of sound or other radiation by a reflecting medium, esp a solid object
b. the sound so reflected
2. a repetition or imitation, esp an unoriginal reproduction of another's opinions
3. something that evokes memories, esp of a particular style or era
4. (sometimes plural) an effect that continues after the original cause has disappeared; repercussion: the echoes of the French Revolution.
5. a person who copies another, esp one who obsequiously agrees with another's opinions
6. (Electronics)
a. the signal reflected by a radar target
b. the trace produced by such a signal on a radar screen
7. (Poetry) the repetition of certain sounds or syllables in a verse line
8. (Music, other) the quiet repetition of a musical phrase
9. (Instruments) Also called: echo organ or echo stop a manual or stop on an organ that controls a set of quiet pipes that give the illusion of sounding at a distance
10. (Music, other) an electronic effect in recorded music that adds vibration or resonance
vb, -oes, -oing or -oed
11. to resound or cause to resound with an echo: the cave echoed their shouts.
12. (intr) (of sounds) to repeat or resound by echoes; reverberate
13. (tr) (of persons) to repeat (words, opinions, etc), in imitation, agreement, or flattery
14. (tr) (of things) to resemble or imitate (another style, earlier model, etc)
15. (Computer Science) (tr) (of a computer) to display (a character) on the screen of a visual display unit as a response to receiving that character from a keyboard entry
[C14: via Latin from Greek ēkhō; related to Greek ēkhē sound]
ˈechoing adj
ˈecholess adj
ˈecho-ˌlike adj

Echo

(ˈɛkəʊ)
n
(Astronautics) either of two US passive communications satellites, the first of which was launched in 1960

Echo

(ˈɛkəʊ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a nymph who, spurned by Narcissus, pined away until only her voice remained

Echo

(ˈɛkəʊ)
n
(Telecommunications) communications code word for the letter e

ech•o

(ˈɛk oʊ)

n., pl. ech•oes,
v. n.
1. a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves from a wall, mountain, or other obstructing surface.
2. a sound heard again near its source after being reflected.
3. any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or words of another.
4. a person who reflects or imitates another.
5. a sympathetic or identical response, as to sentiments expressed.
6. a lingering trace or effect.
7. (cap.) a mountain nymph who pined away for love of Narcissus until only her voice remained.
8. the reflection of a radio wave, as in radar.
v.i.
9. to emit an echo; resound with an echo: The hall echoed with cheers.
10. to be repeated by or as if by an echo.
v.t.
11. to repeat by or as if by an echo; emit an echo of.
12. to repeat or imitate the words, sentiments, etc., of (a person).
13. to repeat or imitate (words, sentiments, etc.).
[1300–50; Middle English ecco < Latin ēchō < Greek, akin to ēchḗ sound]
ech′o•er, n.
ech′o•less, adj.

ech·o

(ĕk′ō)
1. A repeated sound that is caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface. The sound is heard more than once because of the time difference between the initial production of the sound waves and their return from the reflecting surface.
2. A reflected radio wave. Echoes of radio waves are the basis for radar.

echo


Past participle: echoed
Gerund: echoing

Imperative
echo
echo
Present
I echo
you echo
he/she/it echoes
we echo
you echo
they echo
Preterite
I echoed
you echoed
he/she/it echoed
we echoed
you echoed
they echoed
Present Continuous
I am echoing
you are echoing
he/she/it is echoing
we are echoing
you are echoing
they are echoing
Present Perfect
I have echoed
you have echoed
he/she/it has echoed
we have echoed
you have echoed
they have echoed
Past Continuous
I was echoing
you were echoing
he/she/it was echoing
we were echoing
you were echoing
they were echoing
Past Perfect
I had echoed
you had echoed
he/she/it had echoed
we had echoed
you had echoed
they had echoed
Future
I will echo
you will echo
he/she/it will echo
we will echo
you will echo
they will echo
Future Perfect
I will have echoed
you will have echoed
he/she/it will have echoed
we will have echoed
you will have echoed
they will have echoed
Future Continuous
I will be echoing
you will be echoing
he/she/it will be echoing
we will be echoing
you will be echoing
they will be echoing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been echoing
you have been echoing
he/she/it has been echoing
we have been echoing
you have been echoing
they have been echoing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been echoing
you will have been echoing
he/she/it will have been echoing
we will have been echoing
you will have been echoing
they will have been echoing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been echoing
you had been echoing
he/she/it had been echoing
we had been echoing
you had been echoing
they had been echoing
Conditional
I would echo
you would echo
he/she/it would echo
we would echo
you would echo
they would echo
Past Conditional
I would have echoed
you would have echoed
he/she/it would have echoed
we would have echoed
you would have echoed
they would have echoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.echo - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound wavesecho - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
reflectivity, reflexion, reflection - the ability to reflect beams or rays
re-echo - the echo of an echo
2.Echo - (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
3.echo - a reply that repeats what has just been said
reply, response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
echolalia - an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
4.echo - a reflected television or radio or radar beam
reflectivity, reflexion, reflection - the ability to reflect beams or rays
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
5.echo - 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"
analog, analogue, parallel - something having the property of being analogous to something else
6.echo - an imitation or repetition; "the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"
imitation - copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else
Verb1.echo - to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
recite - repeat aloud from memory; "she recited a poem"; "The pupil recited his lesson for the day"
cuckoo - repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call
reecho - repeat back like an echo
parrot - repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's words"
regurgitate, reproduce - repeat after memorization; "For the exam, you must be able to regurgitate the information"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.echo - ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
consonate - sound in sympathy
reecho - repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back
reecho - echo repeatedly, echo again and again
bong - ring loudly and deeply; "the big bell bonged"
3.echo - call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
resemble - appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to; "She resembles her mother very much"; "This paper resembles my own work"

echo

noun
1. reverberation, ringing, repetition, answer, resonance, resounding He heard nothing but the echoes of his own voice in the cave.
2. copy, reflection, clone, reproduction, imitation, duplicate, double, reiteration Their cover version is just a pale echo of the real thing.
3. reminder, suggestion, trace, hint, recollection, vestige, evocation, intimation The accident has echoes of past disasters.
verb
1. reverberate, repeat, resound, ring, resonate The distant crash of bombs echoes through the whole city.
2. recall, reflect, copy, mirror, resemble, reproduce, parrot, imitate, reiterate, ape Many phrases in the last chapter echo earlier passages.

echo

noun
1. Repetition of sound via reflection from a surface:
2. Imitative reproduction, as of the style of another:
3. One who mindlessly imitates another:
verb
1. To send back the sound of:
2. To copy (another) slavishly:
Translations
صَدىصَدَىيَرُدُّ الصَّدىيُعيدُ، يُرَدِّدُ
eco
ozvěna
ekkoekkoegenlydgentagegive genlyd
eĥo
EemeliEmma
اواه آواهبجستبنت الجبلپژواك
kaiku
odjek
visszhang
gema
bergmálbergmálaherma eftir; endurtaka
反響
메아리
aidasaidėtiataidėtiatkartoti aidukartoti
atbalsotatbalsotiesatbalssatdarinātatkārtot
ozvenaozývať sa
odmevodmevati
jeka
eko
เสียงสะท้อน
yankıyankılanmaktekrarlamak
tiếng vọng

echo

[ˈekəʊ]
A. N (echoes (pl)) (gen, fig) → eco m
B. VT [+ sound] → repetir; [+ opinion etc] → hacerse eco de
C. VI [sound] → resonar, hacer eco; [place] → resonar
his footsteps echoed in the streetse oía el eco de sus pasos or sus pasos resonaban en la calle
the valley echoed with shoutsresonaban los gritos por el valle
D. CPD echo chamber N (Rad, TV) → cámara f de resonancia
echo sounder Nsonda f acústica

echo

[ˈɛkəʊ] [echoes] (pl)
n
[sound] → écho m
[idea, feature] → écho m
to find an echo with sb (= resonate) → faire écho avec qn
vt (= repeat) [+ words] → répéter
virésonner
to echo with a sound → retentir d'un son

echo

nEcho nt, → Widerhall m; (fig)Anklang m (→ of an +acc); (Comput: command) → Echo nt; he was cheered to the echoer bekam brausenden or rauschenden Beifall
vt soundzurückwerfen; (fig)wiedergeben
vi (sounds)widerhallen; (room, footsteps)hallen; to echo with somethingvon etw widerhallen; her words echoed in his earsihre Worte hallten ihm in den Ohren

echo

:
echo chamber
nHallraum m; (for electric guitar) → Nachhallerzeuger m
echolocation
nEchoortung f
echo sounder
nEcholot nt

echo

[ˈɛkəu]
1. n (echoes (pl)) → eco m or f
2. vi (sound) → echeggiare, riecheggiare
the room echoed with their laughter → la stanza riecheggiava delle loro risate
3. vtfare eco a, ripetere

echo

(ˈekəu) plural ˈechoes noun
the repeating of a sound caused by its striking a surface and coming back. The children shouted loudly in the cave so that they could hear the echoes.
verbpast tense ˈechoed
1. to send back an echo or echoes. The cave was echoing with shouts; The hills echoed his shout.
2. to repeat (a sound or a statement). She always echoes her husband's opinion.

echo

صَدَى ozvěna ekko Echo ηχώ eco kaiku écho odjek eco 反響 메아리 echo ekko echo eco эхо eko เสียงสะท้อน yankı tiếng vọng 回声

ech·o

n. eco, repercusión del sonido;
vi.
to ___hacer eco.
References in classic literature ?
The hand vanished as suddenly as it came, and there was energy enough in the echo of her wish to suit even Amy.
When Mademoiselle Reisz came and touched her upon the shoulder and spoke to her, the woman seemed to echo the thought which was ever in Edna's mind; or, better, the feeling which constantly possessed her.
demanded Hawkeye, when the last echo was lost in the woods; "if so, let him speak; for myself, I judge it not to belong to 'arth
So vague was it, that its impression or echo in Phoebe's mind was that of unreality.
When the last echo of his sultan's step has died away, and Starbuck, the first Emir, has every reason to suppose that he is seated, then Starbuck rouses from his quietude, takes a few turns along the planks, and, after a grave peep into the binnacle, says, with some touch of pleasantness, Dinner, Mr.
Sir Clifford thinks of charging twopence for a peep at the whispering gallery in the spinal column; threepence to hear the echo in the hollow of his cerebellum; and sixpence for the unrivalled view from his forehead.
he called, harshly; but only a mocking echo from the walls answered him.
Tom relished this tune less than any that he preceded it, for it began to wake up a sort of echo in his conscience; so he interrupted and said with decision, though without asperity, that he was not in a situation to help her, and wasn't going to do it.
It carried her through weary months of nursing --nursing of other soldiers for Tom's dear sake; it sent her home a better woman; and though she had never left Riverboro in all the years that lay between, and had grown into the counterfeit presentment of her sister and of all other thin, spare, New England spinsters, it was something of a counterfeit, and underneath was still the faint echo of that wild heart- beat of her girlhood.
It passed off in a clamorous peal that seemed to wake an echo in every lonely chamber; though it originated but in one, and I could have pointed out the door whence the accents issued.
It's a pity he cannot kill himself with drink,' observed Heathcliff, muttering an echo of curses back when the door was shut.
She saw all her own little formal peculiarities of manner and movement unblushingly reproduced -- and even the very tone of her voice so accurately mimicked from time to time, that the accents startled her as if she was speaking herself, with an echo on the stage.