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noun [countable] echo pronunciation in British English /ˈekəʊ/
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singularecho
pluralechoes
  1. 1
    a noise that is repeated because the sound hits a surface and returns
    the echo of footsteps in the alley
  2. 2
    an idea or phrase that is like one that has been expressed before
    His argument contains clear echoes of 1980s free-market philosophy.

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