Definition of Echo

1. Noun. The repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves. "She could hear echoes of her own footsteps"

Exact synonyms: Replication, Reverberation, Sound Reflection
Generic synonyms: Reflection, Reflectivity, Reflexion
Specialized synonyms: Re-echo
Derivative terms: Reverberate

2. Verb. To say again or imitate. "Followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
Exact synonyms: Repeat
Specialized synonyms: Recite, Cuckoo, Reecho, Parrot, Regurgitate, Reproduce
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter

3. Noun. (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Nymph

4. Verb. Ring or echo with sound. "The woods echo with many kinds of birds "; "The hall resounded with laughter"
Exact synonyms: Resound, Reverberate, Ring
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Specialized synonyms: Consonate, Reecho, Reecho, Bong
Derivative terms: Resonant, Reverberance, Reverberant, Reverberation, Reverberative, Ring, Ringing

5. Noun. A reply that repeats what has just been said.
Generic synonyms: Reply, Response
Specialized synonyms: Echolalia

6. Verb. Call to mind. "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
Exact synonyms: Recall
Generic synonyms: Resemble

7. Noun. A reflected television or radio or radar beam.
Generic synonyms: Reflection, Reflectivity, Reflexion
Category relationships: Electronics

8. Noun. A close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.. "Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man"
Generic synonyms: Analog, Analogue, Parallel

9. Noun. An imitation or repetition. "The flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life"
Generic synonyms: Imitation

Definition of Echo

1. n. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound.

2. v. t. To send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate.

3. v. i. To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations.

4. n. A signal, played in the same manner as a trump signal, made by a player who holds four or more trumps (or as played by some exactly three trumps) and whose partner has led trumps or signaled for trumps.

Definition of Echo

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) An oread, punished by Hera by losing her own voice and only being able to mimic that of others. ¹

2. Noun. A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) : The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed. ¹

4. Noun. The letter ''E'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet. ¹

5. Verb. (context: of a sound or sound waves intransitive) To reflect off of a surface and return to someone who has heard it already. ¹

6. Verb. (by extension transitive) To repeat back precisely what another has just said: to copy in the imitation of a natural echo. ¹

7. Verb. (by extension transitive) To repeat (another's speech, opinion(,) etc.). ¹

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Definition of Echo

1. a repetition of sound by reflection of sound waves [n ECHOES or ECHOS] / to produce an echo [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Echo

1. Origin: L. Echo, Gr. Echo, sound, akin to, sound, noise; cf. Skr. Va to sound, bellow; perh. Akin to E. Voice: cf. F. Echo. 1. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound. "The babbling echo mocks the hounds." (Shak) "The woods shall answer, and the echo ring." (Pope) 2. Sympathetic recognition; response; answer. "Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them." (Fuller) "Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his heart." (R. L. Stevenson) 3. A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them. "Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen Within thy airy shell." (Milton) A nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice. "Compelled me to awake the courteous Echo To give me answer from her mossy couch." (Milton) Echo organ, a stop upon a harpsichord contrived for producing the soft effect of distant sound. To applaud to the echo, to give loud and continuous applause. "I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again." (Shak) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Echo

echo (current term)
echo-planar imaging
echo beat
echo boomer
echo chamber
echo chambers
echo planar
echo poem
echo poems
echo reaction
echo sounder
echo sounding
echo speech
echo vowel

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