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verb echo pronunciation in British English /ˈekəʊ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleechoing
past tenseechoed
past participleechoed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a noise echoes, it is repeated because the sound hits a surface and returns
    echo around/round/through: Her question echoed around the room.
    echo across: The howl of a coyote echoed across the canyon.
    1. b.
      if a place echoes with a particular sound, it is filled with that sound
      echo with: The theatre echoed with laughter.
  2. 2
    [transitive] 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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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