echo - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/ˈekəʊ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyecho
he/she/itechoes
present participleechoing
past tenseechoed
past participleechoed
  1. 1
    [intransitive]

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    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. 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 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.

    1. a.
  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.