Meaning of ECHO in English

ECHO

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ distant , faint

▪ clear , distinct , loud , strong ( often figurative )

There are clear ~es of Elvis Presley in his vocal style.

▪ hollow

▪ eerie , ghostly

The initial reports had an eerie ~ of the attacks two weeks earlier.

ghostly ~es of Virginia's past

▪ returning

The bat compares the sound of its cry with the sound of the returning ~.

VERB + ECHO

▪ hear , listen for , listen to

We could just hear a faint ~.

▪ make , produce , send back , send out

Their footsteps on the bare boards sent out hollow ~es.

▪ contain , have ( both figurative )

The story has ~es of Alice in Wonderland.

▪ find ( figurative )

The political upheavals find an ~ in the art of the time.

ECHO + VERB

▪ bounce back , bounce off sth , rebound , reverberate

The ~es reverberated through the auditorium.

▪ come back , return

An ~ came back from the walls of the building.

▪ die , die away

The ~ slowly died away.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

the ~ from a brick wall

II.

verb

1 come back as an echo

ADVERB

▪ faintly , slightly , softly

▪ loudly

▪ eerily , strangely

▪ ominously

▪ hollowly

The sound ~ed hollowly through the tall empty house.

▪ still

▪ back

Their voices ~ed back across the water.

VERB + ECHO

▪ seem to

PREPOSITION

▪ across

The protest seemed to ~ across the room.

▪ around , round ( esp. BrE )

His voice ~ed around the room.

▪ down

Her footsteps ~ed down the corridor.

▪ in

Her screams still ~ed in his ears.

▪ off

The call ~ed off the walls of the cave.

▪ through

Laughter ~ed through the house.

▪ with

The great hall ~ed with laughter.

2 repeat/agree with sb/sth

ADVERB

▪ exactly

▪ widely

an opinion that is widely ~ed in the tabloid press

▪ clearly

▪ merely , only , simply

In his statement, the police chief merely ~ed the views of his deputy.

▪ incredulously

‘He's gone!’ Viv ~ed incredulously.

VERB + ECHO

▪ seem to

Their ideas seem to ~ our own.

Echo is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ applause , ↑ bang , ↑ boom , ↑ crack , ↑ cry , ↑ explosion , ↑ footstep , ↑ gunfire , ↑ roar , ↑ scream , ↑ shout , ↑ sound , ↑ thunder , ↑ voice , ↑ word

Echo is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ concern , ↑ refrain , ↑ sentiment , ↑ view , ↑ word

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .