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verb     echo pronunciation in British 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/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.

  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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