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English noun: echo

1. echo (attribute) the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves

SamplesShe could hear echoes of her own footsteps.

Synonymsreplication, reverberation, sound reflection

Broader (hypernym)reflection, reflectivity, reflexion

Narrower (hyponym)re-echo

2. Echo (person) (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

Broader (hypernym)nymph

Domain categoryGreek mythology

3. echo (communication) a reply that repeats what has just been said

Broader (hypernym)reply, response

Narrower (hyponym)echolalia

4. echo (attribute) a reflected television or radio or radar beam

Broader (hypernym)reflection, reflectivity, reflexion

Domain categoryelectronics

5. echo (attribute) a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.

SamplesHis contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau.
Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man.

Broader (hypernym)analog, analogue, parallel

6. echo (act) an imitation or repetition

SamplesThe flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life.

Broader (hypernym)imitation

English verb: echo

1. echo (communication) to say again or imitate

SamplesFollowers echoing the cries of their leaders.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

Narrower (hyponym)cuckoo, parrot, recite, reecho, regurgitate, reproduce

2. echo (perception) ring or echo with sound

SamplesThe hall resounded with laughter.

ExamplesThe woods echo with many kinds of birds

Synonymsresound, reverberate, ring

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

Narrower (hyponym)bong, consonate, reecho, reecho

3. echo (stative) call to mind

SamplesHis words echoed John F. Kennedy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)resemble

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