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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)

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.

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."