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echo

noun

1 echo

The repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves:
— She could hear echoes of her own footsteps.

synonyms: replication, reverberation, sound reflection.

Roget 408: resonance; ring etc. v.; ringing, tintinabulation etc. v.; reflexion [Brit.], reflection, reverberation; echo, reecho; ... show more

Roget 462: answer, response, reply, replication, riposte, rejoinder, surrejoinder, rebutter, surrebutter, retort, repartee; rescript, rescription; ... show more

Roget 104: repetition, iteration, reiteration, harping, recurrence, succession, run; battology, tautology; monotony, tautophony; rhythm etc. 138; ... show more

Roget 21: copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigies, effigy, form, likeness.    image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, ectype, ... show more

Roget 19: imitation; copying etc. v.; transcription; repetition, duplication, reduplication; quotation; reproduction; mimeograph, xerox, facsimile; ... show more

Dutch: echo, weerkaatsing
Polish: pogłos, echo, podźwięk, odgłos



2 Echo

Greek mythology A nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained.

3 echo

A reply that repeats what has just been said.

Dutch: echo

4 echo

A reflected television or radio or radar beam.

5 echo

A close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc..

6 echo

An imitation or repetition.

verb

1 echo

To say again or imitate:
— Followers echoing the cries of their leaders.

synonym: repeat.

Roget 462: answer, respond, reply, rebut, retort, rejoin; give for answer, return for answer; acknowledge, echo.    explain etc. (interpret) 522; ... show more

Roget 104: repeat, iterate, reiterate, reproduce, echo, reecho, drum, harp upon, battologize, hammer, redouble.    recur, revert, return, ... show more

Roget 488: assent; give assent, yield assent, nod assent; acquiesce; agree etc. 23; receive, accept, accede, accord, concur, lend oneself to, ... show more

Roget 19: imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat; do like, echo, reecho, catch; transcribe; match, parallel.    ... show more

2 echo

Ring or echo with sound.

synonyms: resound, reverberate, ring.

Roget 408: resound, reverberate, reecho, resonate; ring, jingle, gingle, chink, clink; tink, tinkle; chime; gurgle etc. ... show more

Roget 277: recoil, react; spring back, fly back, bounce back, bound back; rebound, reverberate, repercuss, recalcitrate; echo, ricochet.   

Dutch: weerschalken, doorklinken, echoën, galmen, nagalmen, naijlen, naklinken, resoneren, weergalmen, weerklinken

3 echo

Call to mind:
— His words echoed John F. Kennedy.

synonym: recall.


Moby thesaurus: CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, IF signal, IM display, RF echoes, accord, acknowledge, acknowledgment, act like, action and reaction, adumbration, affect, agree, agree in opinion, agree with, answer, answer back, answering, antiphon ... show more.

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