Definitions and meaning of echo
- echoe (obsolete)
- eccho (obsolete)
From Middle English eccho, ecco, ekko, from Medieval Latin ecco, from Latin echo, from Ancient Greek ἠχώ (ēkhṓ), from ἠχή (ēkhḗ, “sound”).
- enPR: ĕkʹō
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛkəʊ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛkoʊ/
- Rhymes: -ɛkəʊ
echo (countable and uncountable, plural echoes or echos)
- A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.
- An utterance repeating what has just been said.
- (poetry) A device in verse in which a line ends with a word which recalls the sound of the last word of the preceding line.
- (figuratively) Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
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- Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them.
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- Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his heart.
- (computing) The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.
- The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- (whist, bridge) 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 signalled for trumps.
- (whist, bridge) A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a high card in that suit is led by one's partner.
- (medicine, colloquial) Echocardiography or echocardiogram.
echo (third-person singular simple present echoes, present participle echoing, simple past and past participle echoed)
- (of a sound or sound waves, intransitive) To reflect off a surface and return.
- (transitive) To reflect back (a sound).
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- Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.
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- The wondrous sound / Is echoed on forever.
- (by extension, transitive) To repeat (another's speech, opinion, etc.).
- (computing, transitive) To repeat its input as input to some other device or system.
- (intransitive, whist, bridge) To give the echo signal, informing one's partner about cards one holds.
- See also Thesaurus:imitate
- first-person singular present indicative of echar
- echo (reflected sound)
- echo in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- echo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
From Latin echo, from Ancient Greek ἠχώ (ēkhṓ), from ἠχή (ēkhḗ, “sound”).
echo m (plural echo's, diminutive echootje n)
- first-person singular present indicative of echoën
- imperative of echoën
echo m (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling איג׳ו)
From Ancient Greek ἠχώ (ēkhṓ).
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈeː.kʰoː/
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈe.ko/, [ˈɛː.kɔ]
ēchō f (genitive ēchūs); fourth declension
Fourth-declension noun (nominative/vocative singular in -ō).
- Accusative singular ēchō and ēchōn; only these forms and the nominative singular are attested in ancient Latin, not the other forms mentioned above.
- echo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- echo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- echo in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia
- echo in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- echo in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
echo m (plural echos)
- Obsolete spelling of eco (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).
- IPA(key): /ˈet͡ʃo/
- Homophone: hecho
- Rhymes: -etʃo
- First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of echar.
- a reflected sound.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)