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What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.
Bill Delahunt

Meaning of "echo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ECHO

Via Latin from Greek ēkhō; related to Greek ēkhē sound.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ECHO

echo  [ˈɛkəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ECHO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Echo is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb echo in English.

WHAT DOES ECHO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

echo

Echo

In audio signal processing and acoustics, an echo is a reflection of sound, arriving at the listener some time after the direct sound. Typical examples are the echo produced by the bottom of a well, by a building, or by the walls of an enclosed room and an empty room. A true echo is a single reflection of the sound source. The time delay is the extra distance divided by the speed of sound. The word echo derives from the Greek ἠχώ, itself from ἦχος, "sound".

Definition of echo in the English dictionary

The first definition of echo in the dictionary is the reflection of sound or other radiation by a reflecting medium, esp a solid object. Other definition of echo is the sound so reflected. Echo is also a repetition or imitation, esp an unoriginal reproduction of another's opinions.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ECHO

PRESENT

Present
I echo
you echo
he/she/it echoes
we echo
you echo
they echo
Present continuous
I am echoing
you are echoing
he/she/it is echoing
we are echoing
you are echoing
they are echoing
Present perfect
I have echoed
you have echoed
he/she/it has echoed
we have echoed
you have echoed
they have echoed
Present perfect continuous
I have been echoing
you have been echoing
he/she/it has been echoing
we have been echoing
you have been echoing
they have been echoing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I echoed
you echoed
he/she/it echoed
we echoed
you echoed
they echoed
Past continuous
I was echoing
you were echoing
he/she/it was echoing
we were echoing
you were echoing
they were echoing
Past perfect
I had echoed
you had echoed
he/she/it had echoed
we had echoed
you had echoed
they had echoed
Past perfect continuous
I had been echoing
you had been echoing
he/she/it had been echoing
we had been echoing
you had been echoing
they had been echoing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will echo
you will echo
he/she/it will echo
we will echo
you will echo
they will echo
Future continuous
I will be echoing
you will be echoing
he/she/it will be echoing
we will be echoing
you will be echoing
they will be echoing
Future perfect
I will have echoed
you will have echoed
he/she/it will have echoed
we will have echoed
you will have echoed
they will have echoed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been echoing
you will have been echoing
he/she/it will have been echoing
we will have been echoing
you will have been echoing
they will have been echoing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would echo
you would echo
he/she/it would echo
we would echo
you would echo
they would echo
Conditional continuous
I would be echoing
you would be echoing
he/she/it would be echoing
we would be echoing
you would be echoing
they would be echoing
Conditional perfect
I would have echo
you would have echo
he/she/it would have echo
we would have echo
you would have echo
they would have echo
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been echoing
you would have been echoing
he/she/it would have been echoing
we would have been echoing
you would have been echoing
they would have been echoing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you echo
we let´s echo
you echo
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to echo
Past participle
echoed
Present Participle
echoing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ECHO


dekko
ˈdɛkəʊ
Dulbecco
dʌlˈbɛkəʊ
gecko
ˈɡɛkəʊ
Greco
ˈɡrɛkəʊ
pre-echo
priːˈɛkəʊ
Prosecco
prəˈsɛkəʊ
re-echo
riːˈɛkəʊ
reco-reco
ˈrɛkəʊˈrɛkəʊ
secco
ˈsɛkəʊ
seco
ˈsɛkəʊ
subecho
ˈsʌbˌɛkəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ECHO

echiuroid
echo chamber
echo organ
echo plate
echo sounder
echo sounding
echo stop
ECHO virus
echo-like
echocardiogram
echocardiography
echoer
echoes
echoey
echogram
echography
echoic
echoic memory
echoing
echoism

WORDS THAT END LIKE ECHO

ancho
Ayacucho
concho
gaucho
gazpacho
honcho
Jericho
macho
muchacho
mucho
nacho
picacho
poncho
psycho
quebracho
rancho
rose of Jericho
sancho
tape echo
Tycho

Synonyms and antonyms of echo in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ECHO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «echo» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of echo

Translation of «echo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ECHO

Find out the translation of echo to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of echo from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «echo» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

回声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

eco
570 millions of speakers

English

echo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गूंज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صَدَى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эхо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিধ্বনি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

écho
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Echo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Echo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

反響
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

메아리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Echo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiếng vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எதிரொலி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रतिध्वनी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eko
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

echo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

луна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ecou
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ηχώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ECHO
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eko
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

ekko
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of echo

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ECHO»

The term «echo» is very widely used and occupies the 6.806 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ECHO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about echo

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10 QUOTES WITH «ECHO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word echo.
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Theodor Adorno
There is no love that is not an echo.
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Francis Alys
We've lost control of this planet somewhere. There's an echo in that kind of tornado situation, where you're powerless facing those phenomena.
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Madison Smartt Bell
Hemingway's minimalism is based on the psychological mechanics of repression. An echo of his approach can be detected in a favorite trope of 1980s minimalists: a pattern of reference to dire secrets and hidden wounds these authors didn't realize they were supposed to have imagined.
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Otto von Bismarck
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
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George Borrow
Translation is at best an echo.
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Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
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Eric Clapton
My original interests and intentions in guitar playing were primarily created on quality of tone, for instance, the way the instrument could be made to echo or simulate the human voice.
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Kool Moe Dee
My romantically favorite era is 78, 79 listening to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4, the live tapes, echo chamber and break beats.
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Bill Delahunt
What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.
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The Edge
Weirdly enough, if I'm having trouble with a guitar part - not the playing of it but the writing - I'll mess around with echo and other effects, just turn everything up and make it as crazy as can be, and it winds up taking me somewhere. I've found so many guitar parts from echo. It's limitless.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ECHO»

Discover the use of echo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to echo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Echo
Acclaimed author Francesca Lia Block weaves pure magic into this deftly constructed tale殮e girl′s path to womanhood told in linked short stories.
Francesca Lia Block, 2009
2
Echo
But will Daire allow it? And what if defeating Cade costs not only his life, but his soul too? Enchanting, haunting, romantic, Echo is the second book in the Soul Seekers series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!
Alyson Noël, 2012
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The Black Echo: A Novel
For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic.
Michael Connelly, 2002
4
Echo
Now Justin is hearing a voice that's making him relive the day of the accident over and over again. In this dark thriller, Edgar Award nominee Kate Morgenroth explores the thin line between reality and illusion inside a troubled young mind.
Kate Morgenroth, 2009
5
Echo
Sunset Tuttle spent a lifetime looking for alien species.
Jack McDevitt, 2010
6
The Echo Manual
Discussion of each clinical problem also includes transesophageal echocardiography. This edition covers the latest techniques, standards, and applications and includes new contrast agents. All references have been updated.
Jae K. Oh, James B. Seward, A. Jamil Tajik, 2006
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Echo Made Easy
This third edition provides an overview of the techniques, principles and clinical practice of echocardiography.
Atul Luthra, 2012
8
An Echo in the Darkness
This classic series has inspired nearly 2 million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series.
Francine Rivers, 2011
9
Echo Park
It confirms that Michael Connelly "is the best writer of suspense fiction working today" (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
Michael Connelly, 2006
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Echo: Essays on Other Literatures
The present book builds on Contrasts by focusing on specific questions -- oral roots, women, self-hatred and translation -- and by expanding on the Canadian discourse to include minority writing in Australia and other countries.
Joseph Pivato, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ECHO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term echo is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Alexa, tell me what it's like to use the Amazon Echo
After a stint as an invitation-only beta, the Echo — Amazon's oddball voice assistant and Bluetooth loudspeaker for the home — is now ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
2
Amazon's Echo speaker can control your Wink-powered smart home
If you've filled up your home with Wink-based lighting and similar smart appliances, you're about to get an easy (and official) way to manage it ... «Engadget, Jul 15»
3
An Inside Look at Echo Beds' DIY Midwest Tour: Part One
In October 2014, Denver-based industrial/avant-garde band Echo Beds embarked on a tour of the American Midwest. Without a booking agent ... «Westword, Jul 15»
4
Police identify hiker who died at Echo Canyon as Ravinder Takhar
PHOENIX - Authorities have released the name of a woman from Great Britain who died after a mountain hike at Phoenix's Echo Canyon Park. «ABC15 Arizona, Jul 15»
5
Woman's death while hiking Echo Canyon highlights hot weather …
Police are investigating after a person was fatally shot at an apartment complex near 23rd Avenue and Rose Garden. Police are investigating ... «FOX 10 News Phoenix, Jul 15»
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Aquarium brings turtles to library
6 Remaining Thanks for visiting Alice Echo-News Journal. You're entitled to view 7 free articles every 30 days. You will see 3 articles for free ... «Alice Echo-News Journal, Jul 15»
7
Supreme Court marriage ruling will echo in Florida
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage will be a topic of much discussion in the Florida Legislature, probably for years to come. «Tallahassee.com, Jul 15»
8
Trump's comments echo party line
In 2006, then-Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants ... «Bristol Herald Courier, Jul 15»
9
86 Exeter prisoners complain that the Echo's sudoku is impossible to …
Serving prisoners have written to the Echo complaining that they were unable to complete a Sudoku puzzle recently published in the paper. «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
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30 Lakes in 30 Days | Echo Lake | Maine
Echo Lake, on the Westernmost side of Mount Desert Island—known to be the “quiet side” of the island—in Acadia National Park, exemplifies ... «SUP Magazine, Jul 15»

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