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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.


Synonymsrepeat


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.


Synonymsrecall


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


Broader (hypernym)resemble









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