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Definition of "echo" []

  • Repetition of a sound by reflection of sound waves from a surface. (noun)
  • The sound produced in this manner. (noun)
  • A repetition or an imitation: a fashion that is an echo of an earlier style. (noun)
  • A remnant or vestige: found echoes of past civilizations while examining artifacts in the Middle East. (noun)
  • One who imitates another, as in opinions, speech, or dress. (noun)
  • The reflection of sound or other radiation by a reflecting medium, esp a solid object (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The sound so reflected (noun)
  • A repetition or imitation, esp an unoriginal reproduction of another's opinions (noun)
  • Something that evokes memories, esp of a particular style or era (noun)
  • An effect that continues after the original cause has disappeared; repercussion (noun)
  • A person who copies another, esp one who obsequiously agrees with another's opinions (noun)
  • The signal reflected by a radar target (noun)
  • The trace produced by such a signal on a radar screen (noun)
  • The repetition of certain sounds or syllables in a verse line (noun)
  • The quiet repetition of a musical phrase (noun)
  • A manual or stop on an organ that controls a set of quiet pipes that give the illusion of sounding at a distance (noun)
  • An electronic effect in recorded music that adds vibration or resonance (noun)
  • To resound or cause to resound with an echo (verb)
  • (of sounds) to repeat or resound by echoes; reverberate (verb)
  • (of persons) to repeat (words, opinions, etc), in imitation, agreement, or flattery (verb)
  • (of things) to resemble or imitate (another style, earlier model, etc) (verb)
  • (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 (verb)

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Use "echo" in a sentence
  • "Luckily, I found this script from Travis: @echo off echo * IMPORTANT* echo This will kill all open instances of Notepad. echo To cancel, end this batch file now (ctrl+c), ..."
  • "But after a week or two of negative reviews of his performance from commentators across the political spectrum - this is the sort of thing that begets the term "echo chamber" - the debate's effect on Mr. Perry was very much amplified, and he lost 10 or 15 points in the polls."
  • "Those who support the name echo the argument made by fans of other teams with American Indian mascots - that it is part of the school's heritage and is a sign of respect that honors proud American Indian traditions."