echo

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[Ech·o]

(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

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

Noun
the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped

Noun
a reply that repeats what has just been said

Noun
(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

Verb
to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

Verb
ring or echo with sound; "the hall resounded with laughter"

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Verb
call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"


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

n.
Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.

n.
A wood or mountain nymph, regarded as repeating, and causing the reverberation of them.

n.
A nymph, the daughter of Air and Earth, who, for love of Narcissus, pined away until nothing was left of her but her voice.

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

v. t.
To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.

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


Echo

Ech"o , n.; pl. Echoes . [L. echo, Gr. echo, sound, akin to , , sound, noise; cf. Skr. v'be to sound, bellow; perh. akin to E. voice: cf. F. '82cho.] 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.
The woods shall answer, and the echo ring.
2. Fig.: Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them.
Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his heart.
3. (a) (Myth. & Poetic) 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.
(b) (Gr. Myth.) 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.
Echo organ (Mus.), a set organ pipes inclosed in a box so as to produce a soft, distant effect; -- generally superseded by the swell. -- Echo stop (Mus.), 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. M. Arnold.
I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again.

Echo

Ech"o, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Echoed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Echoing. -- 3d pers. sing. pres. Echoes .] 1. To send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate.
Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.
The wondrous sound Is echoed on forever.
2. To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.
They would have echoed the praises of the men whom they nvied, and then have sent to the newspaper anonymous libels upon them.

Echo

Ech"o, v. i. To give an echo; to resound; to be sounded back; as, the hall echoed with acclamations. "Echoing noise." Blackmore.

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

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

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

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Usage Examples

Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around.

Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.

An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.

What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.

My mom really instilled in me that I'm beautiful and I can do anything, and I echo that now with my own girls.

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.

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