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Echo meaning

echo - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. A sound reflected from an opposing surface and repeated to the ear of a listener; repercussion of sound; repetition of a sound.
  2. 2. Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
  3. 3. A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them.
  4. 4. A nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice.
  5. 5. To send back ( a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate.
  6. 6. To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.
  7. 7. To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a high card in that suit is led by one's partner.
  10. 10. A sound reflected from, or repeated by, some object.
  11. 11. To reverberate; resound; repeat.

echo - examples of usage

  1. The echo of the small room made it seem so different from the same call in the open fields that I think he doubted even his own voice. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. They often fancied the echo to be the voice of the dobbie answering them, and were rather shy of disturbing it after dark. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. A sound, but not the same- not a mere echo; and yet an echo it was, the most wonderful I had ever heard. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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