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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 voice in the long, 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 acts in a similar manner to or expresses similar things as someone else.
She was an echo of her friends in those days, but she learned to be her own unique self in time.
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.)