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verb     echo pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleechoing
past tenseechoed
past participleechoed
  1. 1
    [intransitive]Sound effect if a noise echoes, it is repeated because the sound hits a surface and returns
    echo around/through:

    Her question echoed around the room.

    echo across:

    The howl of a coyote echoed across the canyon.

    1. a.
      if a building, space, or room echoes, noises are repeated there because it is large and empty

      She led him along deserted echoing corridors.

    2. b.
      if a place echoes with a particular sound, it is filled with that sound
      echo with:

      The theater echoed with laughter.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to say the same words that someone else has said
    1. a.
      to express the ideas or feelings that someone else has expressed

      Her feelings are echoed by other parents whose kids have left home.

      Blake echoed the views of many players.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to repeat a quality or situation

    The Victorian theme is echoed in the furnishings.

    This pattern of increased sales was echoed across Europe.

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