(noun, verb)


1. the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves

- she could hear echoes of her own footsteps

Similar word(s): replication, reverberation

Definition categories: attribute, reflection, reflectivity, reflexion

2. (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

Definition categories: person, nymph

3. a reply that repeats what has just been said

Definition categories: communication, reply, response

4. a reflected television or radio or radar beam

Definition categories: attribute, reflection, reflectivity, reflexion

5. a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.

- his contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau

- Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man

Definition categories: attribute, analog, analogue, parallel

6. an imitation or repetition

- the flower arrangement was created as an echo of a client's still life

Definition categories: act, imitation


1. to say again or imitate

- followers echoing the cries of their leaders

Similar word(s): repeat

Definition categories: communication, emit, utter

2. ring or echo with sound

Similar word(s): resound, reverberate, ring

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

3. call to mind

- His words echoed John F. Kennedy

Similar word(s): recall

Definition categories: stative, resemble

Sentences with echo as a verb:

- Sid echoed his father's point of view.