echo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ek'ō), [key]
— n., pl. v., ech•oes, ech•oed, ech•o•ing.
- a repetition of sound produced by the reflection of sound waves from a wall, mountain, or other obstructing surface.
- a sound heard again near its source after being reflected.
- any repetition or close imitation, as of the ideas or opinions of another.
- a person who reflects or imitates another.
- a sympathetic or identical response, as to sentiments expressed.
- a lingering trace or effect.
- (cap.)a mountain nymph who pined away for love of the beautiful youth Narcissus until only her voice remained.
- the play of a high card and then a low card in the suit led by one's partner as a signal to continue leading the suit, as in bridge, or to lead a trump, as in whist.
- the reflection of a radio wave, as in radar or the like.
- (cap.)one of an early series of inflatable passive communications satellites.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter E.
- to emit an echo; resound with an echo: The hall echoed with cheers.
- to be repeated by or as by an echo: Shouts echoed through the street.
- to repeat by or as by an echo; emit an echo of: The hall echoes the faintest sounds.
- to repeat or imitate the words, sentiments, etc., of (a person).
- to repeat or imitate (words, sentiments, etc.).
- echo (Thesaurus)