Meaning of ECHO in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ekoʊ ]

( echoes, echoing, echoed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


An echo is a sound which is caused by a noise being reflected off a surface such as a wall.

He heard nothing but the echoes of his own voice.

N-COUNT : oft N of n


If a sound echoes , it is reflected off a surface and can be heard again after the original sound has stopped.

His feet echoed on the bare board floor...

The bang came suddenly, echoing across the buildings, shattering glass.

= reverberate

VERB : V , V prep / adv


In a place that echoes , a sound is reflected off a surface, and is repeated after the original sound has stopped.

The room echoed...

The corridor echoed with the barking of a dozen dogs.

...the bare stone floors and the echoing hall.

VERB : V , V with/in n , V-ing


If you echo someone’s words, you repeat them or express agreement with their attitude or opinion.

Their views often echo each other...

VERB : V n


A detail or feature which reminds you of something else can be referred to as an echo .

The accident has echoes of past disasters.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


If one thing echoes another, the first is a copy of a particular detail or feature of the other.

Pinks and beiges were chosen to echo the colours of the ceiling.

= repeat

VERB : V n


If something echoes , it continues to be discussed and remains important or influential in a particular situation or among a particular group of people.

The old fable continues to echo down the centuries.

VERB : V prep

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