- A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.
- c. 1588–1593, William Shakespeare, “The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iii]:
- The babbling echo mocks the hounds.
- 1709, Alexander Pope, Pastorals, Summer:
- The woods shall answer, and their echo ring.
- 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter X, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855 ↗:
- “Then what is your little trouble?” “My little trouble!” I felt that this sort of thing must be stopped at its source. It was only ten minutes to dressing-for-dinner time, and we could go on along these lines for hours. “Listen, old crumpet,” I said patiently. “Make up your mind whether you are my old friend Reginald Herring or an echo in the Swiss mountains. If you're simply going to repeat every word I say –”
- An utterance repeating what has just been said.
- (poetry) A device in verse in which a line ends with a word which recalls the sound of the last word of the preceding line.
- (figurative) Sympathetic recognition; response; answer.
- Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them.
- Many kind, and sincere speeches found an echo in his heart.
- (computing) The displaying on the command line of the command that has just been executed.
- The letter E in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- (whist, bridge) A signal, played in the same manner as a trump signal, made by a player who holds four or more trumps (or, as played by some, exactly three trumps) and whose partner has led trumps or signalled for trumps.
- (whist, bridge) A signal showing the number held of a plain suit when a high card in that suit is led by one's partner.
- (medicine, colloquial) Echocardiography or echocardiogram.
- German: Tastaturecho, Bildschirmecho
- Russian: э́хо
- German: Echo, Emil (Germany)
- Italian: Empoli
- Russian: Еле́на
echo (echoes, present participle echoing; past and past participle echoed)
- (of a sound or sound waves, intransitive) To reflect off a surface and return.
- (transitive) To reflect back (a sound).
- Those peals are echoed by the Trojan throng.
- The wondrous sound / Is echoed on forever.
- (by extension, transitive) To repeat (another's speech, opinion
- Sid echoed his father's point of view.
- (computing, transitive) To repeat its input as input to some other device or system.
- (intransitive, whist, bridge) To give the echo signal, informing one's partner about cards one holds.
- See also Thesaurus:imitate
- Portuguese: ecoar
- German: widerhallen, wiederholen, zurückwerfen, hallen
- Portuguese: ecoar
- Spanish: repercutir, repetir, hacer eco
- (Greek mythology) An oread, punished by Hera by losing her own voice and only being able to mimic that of others.
- (astronomy) 60 Echo, a main belt asteroid.