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echo

ech·o

echo

 
 
pronunciation:
e ko
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: echoes
definition 1: a repetition of sound caused by reflection of sound waves from a surface, or a sound so produced.
I heard the echo of his footsteps in the empty hallway.
synonyms:
repercussion
similar words:
reecho, reflection, resonance, reverberation, ring
definition 2: an imitation or repetition, as of someone else's words or thoughts.
My friend's words of warning were an echo of my father's.
synonyms:
iteration, reiteration, repetition
similar words:
copy, imitation, mimic, replication, reproduction
definition 3: one who imitates.
synonyms:
ape, imitator, mimic, parrot
definition 4: a reflected electromagnetic wave, as in radar.
similar words:
reflection
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: echoed, echoes, echoing
definition 1: to produce an echo.
Our voices echoed in the cave.
synonyms:
resonate, reverberate
similar words:
reecho, resound, ring
definition 2: to resound with echoes.
The canyon echoed hollowly.The auditorium suddenly echoed with the sounds of laughter.
synonyms:
resonate, reverberate
similar words:
reecho, reflect, resound, ring
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to reflect as an echo.
The large empty room echoed our voices.
synonyms:
resonate, resound, reverberate
similar words:
reecho, reflect
definition 2: to imitate or repeat (a person's words or thoughts).
He usually echoes his wife's sentiments.His dying words echoed in his son's mind.
synonyms:
copy, iterate, parrot, reiterate, repeat
similar words:
ape, emulate, follow, imitate, mimic, mock, parody, simulate
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derivation: echoer (n.)